One of the most unique examples of Beaux-Arts architecture in New York City, the Flatiron Building's triangular footprints fills the space where 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue and Broadway convene.
Designed by Chicago architect, Daniel Burham, like a classical Greek column, the glazed terracotta and limestone facade is separated into three distinct sections. One of the first buildings to utilise steel scaffolds, it was the tallest building in New York for a time upon its completion in 1902. Now home to commercial office space, access to the building is restricted, but you can still appreciate this architectural marvel from street level.
Gaining a place on the register of National Historic Places in 1989, the surrounding neighbourhood takes its name from building. The Flatiron District's was once home to the Ladies' Mile, a premier 19th century shopping district home to the original Tiffany's and Macy's and retains its elegance and energy as a destination for diners with its many restaurants. Cuisines and pricing run the gamut from burgers at the famous Shake Shack to Mario Batali's Eataly. Retailers have rediscovered the ornate facades of the Flatiron District with newly opened storefronts for Brooks Brothers, J. Crew and many other major name retailers.
If you are visiting the Flatiron Building, you may also want to consider a visit to the Empire State Building as it is only about a 12 minute walk to the north along 5th Avenue.
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Category: Landmarks & Historical Buildings
175 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
Tony P. Jul-25-2021
Cool building, but it was under construction when I came to see it in July 2021. Read More
Ann L. Mar-25-2020
Bummer that the Flat Iron building was under some sort of constructions while I was there. Not sure what they were doing to the building but it had bunch of... Read More
Sarah P. Jan-26-2020
What a shame - I came to see this famous building and it had scaffolding on it. But no doubt it needed some work, so no worries. Read this for some facts... Read More
Accommodations near Flatiron Building:
|Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|4, 6, N, R, F, or M||23rd Street Station||2 minutes|
How to get to Flatiron Building by Subway
Take the 4, 6, N, R, F, or M train to 23rd Street and walk to Broadway (The N and R Lines exit the closest)
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