Mwah @chief770 for this gorgeous photo 😘 "The distinctive triangular shape of the Flatiron Building, designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and built in 1902, allowed it to fill the wedge-shaped property located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The building was intended to serve as offices for the George A. Fuller Company, a major Chicago contracting firm. At 22 stories and 307 feet, the Flatiron was never the city’s tallest building, but always one of its most dramatic-looking, and its popularity with photographers and artists has made it an enduring symbol of New York for more than a century." ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• •••••It has an impressively long history. Construction was completed in 1902, making it one of the city’s oldest icons. The Chrysler Building wasn’t finished until 1930, and the Empire State Building was completed the next year, in 1931.
•••••The Flatiron Building is only 22 stories tall. It’s technically a skyscraper, but still seems small amidst the other towering giants of NYC. By comparison, the Empire State Building has 108 stories, and One World Trade Center has 94.
••••••It’s as skinny as it looks. The offices at the narrow end of the building are just over six feet wide!
•••••It stirred up a bit of controversy. Like so many innovative buildings, the Flatiron’s construction was met with a chorus of critics. It was the first triangular skyscraper, and many had doubts that the building would withstand a strong gust of wind. #FlatironBuilding #FlatironDistrict #SexAndTheCity #SATC #NewYork #IHeartNewYork #i❤ny #Manhattan #NYC