Flatiron Building | NYC Attractions
The Flatiron Building is an NYC Attraction that is recognizable all over the world. Visitors can walk around the building during a stay our nearby Hotel in New York City.
The Flatiron Building is one of the most famous buildings in the NYC skyline. Many guests at our Hotel in New York City visit to enjoy this landmark that has stood for 114 years.
About the Flatiron Building:
When this architectural marvel and monument to human ingenuity opened in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in New York City. A lot has happened in 114 years, but the Flatiron Building remains as recognizable today as it was the day it opened. Its design is considered an example of the Renaissance Revival style of architecture, which is a fusion of 19th century revival characteristics primarily drawn from the classical Italian approach rather than from Gothic or Greek styles.
Officially opened as The Fuller Building, his NYC Attraction’s nickname comes from the structure’s shape. When seen from a bird’s eye view, the triangular shape resembles an old cast flat iron. Upon its early 20th century opening, this 22-story icon, which was designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, was subject to speculation which in the news was called “Burnham’s Folly.” This referred to the building’s design and whether it would be stable enough to remain standing and not collapse under its own weight.
Reports in newspapers would also talk about the “wind tunnel” effect the shape of the building would cause. This is an actual phenomenon. All controversy aside, the Flatiron Building remains standing and was christened a New York City Landmark and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979. In 1989, it was also dubbed a National Historic Landmark.
Indeed a New York City Landmark, visitors to the city make their way to this NYC Attraction to see the edifice they’ve seen on TV and in magazines. The Flatiron Building premiered as, and remains, an office building. On the current tenant list are headquarters for several publishing houses, among which are some familiar names like Macmillan, Holt and St. Martin Press. Street level occupants include the Origins skin care store, MAC Cosmetics, and a Sprint Mobile store.
Due to it being a working office building, the Flatiron Building is not open to the public. Still, that doesn’t stop droves of sightseers from descending on the Flatiron District to see the building. Aside from the neighborhood’s namesake, there are many other things here to make a day in this part of town a fun distraction.
Once you’re done admiring the Flatiron Building, get your caffeine fix at Argo Tea Café on the ground floor of the famous building. Argo serves standard coffeehouse fare like coffee, tea and snacks. They also have juice and smoothies. So whether you’re sitting in Madison Square Park and people watching while you admire the Flatiron Building, or taking advantage of the neighborhood’s other diversions, it’s all nearby our Hotel in New York City.