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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Flatiron Building, in Detail

Flatiron Building, NYC
Photo by myself on Broadway, around 22nd Street.

The ornate building in the foreground is one of the most photographed landmarks in New York. The building shape follows the odd triangular area where Broadway and Fifth Avenue cross.

Perhaps due to its recognizable and striking silhouette, the Flatiron has been photographed by master photographers such as Edward Steichen and Alfred Stieglitz.


Besides the superb detail in the photograph above, the building uses curved glass in the windows on the ends, to follow the curve of the building.

The building in the background is located along Fifth Avenue.

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Olivier said...

superbe détail du bateau Flatiron.

Lou said...

Wow. I never looked that closely at the Flatiron...amazing, beautiful detail. You're a super talented photographer! :)

Fredrik said...

A remarkable building. I wonder what an apartment costs?

James said...

I love that building, and you've captured it very well.

I need to get off of my lazy can and make the 75 minute train ride to NYC.

Anonymous said...

This is, indeed, a famous building and used to be in both Look and Life magazine on a regular basis.

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
Yes, the building is one of my favorites. Spectacular.

Thanks Lou!

Hi Fredrik
I'm pretty sure the building is comprised of offices, only. I'd love to work there!

Hi James
ha, you should definitely check it out. The whole area has been completely landscaped in the last year or two. It seriously feels like Europe!

Hi Abe
That's so cool to know. Nowadays you get the glass and metal buildings published in magazines.

B SQUARED said...

Still, my most favorite building in the city.

Tiago said...

Great photo. I love the Flatiron!Did you know the building is responsible for a weather change in manhattan?

Louis la Vache said...

Great detail of this famous building!