New York Flatiron Building

Wondering what New York attractions there are to see? The Flatiron Building is located on 5th Avenue near Madison Square in Manhattan. This building is very famous – here’s a few Flatiron Building facts that you might find interesting…

It was built in 1903 and designed by Daniel Burnham, and because of that many called it the Burnham’s Folly doubting the strength of the building in case of strong winds. It proved to be pretty strong – as it is still standing today! Burnham designed many great buildings in the US like the Union Station in Washington D.C. The triangular shape gives the Flatiron Building a unique and iconic look.

Some Flatiron Building facts

The 21 stories building was one of the tallest buildings in Manhattan at the time it was built – it was 307 feet high. In 1989 it was designated as one of New York’s landmarks, and it was not the only title it got. Another skyscraper not far from the Flatiron Building is the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Building, or as New Yorker’s call it the MetLife building, located on Madison Avenue, featuring beautiful details such as the gilded Metlife Tower Cupola and Metlife Tower Clock. On walking distance from the Flatiron you will also find one of the most famous squares of the city, Union Square, designed by Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, built in 1882.

There are plenty of things to do in NYC and if you are looking for ways to tour the city, and explore more highlights, we recommend you to join the Hop on Hop off New York Tour- free for those who hold the New York city pass. This way you can cover almost all of the important landmarks and NYC attractions. Our tip? Take this tour on your first day in the city, to choose which the most suitable attractions for you are. Once you marked those, you can plan for your next day in New York with much more efficiency. For more details check out our video guides on Manhattan.

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