The Fuller Building or as it is better known, the Flatiron Building, is located in the borough of Manhattan, and was one of the tallest buildings in New York City upon its completion in 1902. The building sits on a triangular island block at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway, facing Madison Square.
I was happy to see this building because of its appearance in Spiderman the movie where it was the headquaters of the fictious daily newspaper the Daily Bugle.
This was a nice part of the city as well I thought.
Broadway and 5Th Avenue 23 Street because of the wind when this building went up so did ladys skirts.
23 Skid - doo is said to come from this as a policeman was placed there to chase men away. Its a good story true or not.
Fondest memory: Maps can and do deceive many places are better to reach by foot.
Union Square to 5th Avenue and the Empire State is NOT a long walk.
As you wander through New York City, you'll note how cramped things tend to be. Waiting at street corners for lights to change is often a group event of 50 or more. You more you feel cramped on the sidewalk, the more you'll notice (if you'll only turn your head up) how neatly ordered and ingeniously contrived is the limited space in town. For example the world-famous Flatiron Building was meant to squeeze tidily between the narrow triange created by Broadway and Fifth Avenues, and because of its adaptation to a difficult space the building is justly famed for its architecture. Other buildings appear fused onto larger buildings. Still other buildings whose function seems to deny the term aesthetics will sit prettily in a spacious corner under auspicious gables. Next to a shiny tower of glass and steel might rise a Renaissance mansion or historic schoolhouse. Unless you put away your map for a moment and watch in between the well-traveled touristy sites, you're liable to miss many of the little wonders in Manhattan.
Fondest memory: Pictured left to right: the Ukrainian Institute (Fifth Avenue @ 79th); the American-Irish Historical Institute (Fifth Avenue @ 80th); the 31st Engine 2nd Battalion firefighters house near Chinatown at White and Lafayette.
Built into the narrow triangle where Fifth Avenue meets Broadway at the corner of 23rd Street, the Flatiron Building looks a lot like an iron (which explains how it got its name). Built by Daniel Burnham in 1902, the Flatiron is Manhattan's oldest skyscraper and one of its most dramatic, because of its rakish angle – 2 m - and because there's nothing crowding it on either side.
The building's existence has served to name the neighborhood around it--the Flatiron District, home to a bevy of smart restaurants and shops.-
Favorite thing: There are many different answers to favourite areas of NY and favourite building. Personally I love the Chrysler Building and the Flatiron Building. Flatiron is also my favourite area of NY - close as it is to many key parts (Times Sq, Soho, Greenwich Village, China Town etc) but also in its own right - there are some great restaurants, bars, cafes etc and I also love the atmosphere.
Favorite thing: The Flatiron building is other of the most beloved and representative skyscrapers in New York. Its stylish and eccentric shape and its charming classicistic decoration make of it a landmark of the city. It is besides the first skyscraper that was built in NYC.
Favorite thing: take a walk around the city to admire the architecture. Like most major cities, New York has its share of famous buildings - the World Trade Center, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, Flatiron Building, etc. The bridges are famous too. If you want to pay the price, wait in line and fight the crowds, then go up to the top of the Empire State Building, I have never been but I hear the views are worth it. (Empire State Building for more info). A good way to get a look at the downtown skyline, for free, is to take the Staten Island Ferry. Just before sunset is the best time. --------------------------------------11 Sept 2001---This skyline has been changed forever. My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by this terrible tragedy.
Take a walk from Battery Park in the Financial District to Central Park which is located right in the middle of Manhattan. You'll really experience this wonderful city and see it in all of its glory.
Fondest memory: New York City must be an architects dream. Here is another of the many famous buildings one can find on a stroll through Manhattan. Once I do a little research I'll update this page with better info...like the name of this beautiful building.
Favorite thing: Most churches are public, or at least have public hours. On Broadway - south of The Strand - there is a church...I think it's old Grace Church...that has a lovely garden.
Favorite thing: This is one of the most recognizeable buildings in the city, but have you ever seen the back? Check it out!
Favorite thing: New York is a big cities with many unique characters. Even each neighborhood has it's own personality. There is always something going on somewhere in the city. You will never be bored in New York.
Flatiron Building ( 1902 ).
Real name was Fuller Building, but the people of New York were thinking differently.
Fondest memory: Here you can see the Flatiron building. Sorry, I can't tell you guys something about it, because, actually, I don't know anything about it! I just liked the building.
Favorite thing: Somewhere in the middle of this pic, you can see the famous Flatiron building. I think you could guess why it's named like that!