Old Photos of New York City's Flatiron Building Under Construction, 1902
The Flatiron Building, originally called the Fuller Building, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper.
When it was completed in 1902, it became one of the tallest buildings in the city and the only skyscraper north of 14th Street.
The building sits on a triangular island block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle’s northern (uptown) peak. It anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square, and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District.
The neighborhood around the building is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City.