Flat Iron Building

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175 5th Ave, New York, NY ‎
212-538-4071
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Flat Iron Building

The Construction Beaux Art, inspired by the buildings built for the World Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Its facade carved limestone and terra cotta French and Italian Renaissance style, is triangular in shape.

The rounded end has only 2 meters wide, with 25-degree angle. The building has 22 floors and a total of 87 meters high, is located to the south to 22nd Street, west on Fifth Avenue and east on Broadway Avenue in a triangular block. The latter two streets converge in front of the building with 23rd street, at the height of Madison Square.

The surrounding neighborhood is called the Flatiron District in his honor, is perhaps one of the best examples of how to make a triangular street with an impossible corner to make a useful building and it is very nice, or at least different.

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Curiosities:

The Flatiron building has appeared in many films set in New York, as Hitch, Shark Tale, Spiderman, Armageddon, Godzilla, I fell in love with a witch, among many.

The shape of the building causes wind tunnel streets above it. In fact, in the 20s, guys strategically placed themselves waiting to see some ladies ankle (so sensual at the time) the wind was strong and made the skirt blow up a bit.

The Flatiron also has the distinction of contributing to American culture; it is listed as a National Historic Landmark and the US National Register of Historic Places. Totally unique, it’s just a beautiful piece of architecture.

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