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Flatiron Building

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Famous three-sided skyscraper

Place Details

Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Flatiron
Open Space, What New Yorkers Find Beautiful, Business and Industry, Office

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Nominations

Michael Daly

This buildings wonderful design symbolizes the dawning of the skyscraper era in NYC. I love skating down Fifth Ave and watching it appear like the great bow of a ship.



Kate Singleton

My great grandfather was the contractor for this building. He came to the U.S. as an immigrant and started as a construction worker. He went on to have a very successful contracting business and was also a developer.

The building is unique and is a visual icon for New York City. It represents a period of growth and development that remains important to the history of the city.

Just the shape of the building alone is significant and would be missed. (May 2008)


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