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Flatiron Building

 
 
Flatiron Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C., November 6, 2010
1. Flatiron Building Marker
Inscription.  This early skyscraper, originally named the Fuller Building, was completed in 1902 from plans of D.B. Burnham & Company. Its triangular shape caused it to become generally known as the Flatiron Building. This was one of the early buildings to employ a steel frame on which the exterior walls were hung, a principle widely used in the later erection of lofty structures.
 
Erected 1958 by New York Community Trust.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 40° 44.467′ N, 73° 59.383′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Fifth Avenue south of East 23rd Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 175 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New York Fire Department – City of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Edith Wharton (within shouting distance of this marker);
Flatiron Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 22, 2010
2. Flatiron Building
Fifth Avenue Building (within shouting distance of this marker); William H. Seward (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 200 Fifth Avenue Clock (about 300 feet away); Eternal Light Flagstaff (about 400 feet away); To Our Heroes (about 400 feet away); Young Australia League (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding Flatiron Building. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia Flatiron Entry. (Submitted on November 8, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
2. The 1902 Flatiron Building -- 23rd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on March 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Flatiron Building image. Click for full size.
By R. C., October 22, 2010
3. Flatiron Building
<i>Flatiron Building, New York</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by S. Hildesheimer and Co., Ltd., circa 1907
4. Flatiron Building, New York
Flatiron Building under construction image. Click for full size.
From Vintag.es, unknown
5. Flatiron Building under construction
The exterior walls being hung on the steel framework.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 674 times since then and 33 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2010, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 12, 2016.   5. submitted on March 18, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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