Eyes on Vintage

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Vintage Photo

Flatiron Building (or Fuller Building, as it was originally called) is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of  ManhattanNew York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east.  As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name "Flatiron" derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron. c. 1920
 Source: shorpy