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The Flatiron Building is another of the jewels of New York City. It is south of Madison Square Park, at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue. Seen from here it seems to be an unbelievably flat building. Actually the building has a triangular base. It is named because it is in the shape of an old fashioned iron used to press clothing.

This 285 foot (86 m) high building was designed by Daniel H. Burnham in 1902. Its triangular base was the original solution this skyscraper pioneer found for the available piece of land. At the beginning of the 20th century, this was the tallest building in the world.

Next we will visit another of New York's landmarks, Rockefeller Center ...

 

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