Francine In Retirement
Seeing Life Through Photography

TRAVEL THEME: CENTER

FLATIRON BUILDING 

TAKEN AT DUSK

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TAKEN AT MIDDAY

 

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While taking a tour of downtown Manhattan we came upon this wonderful building looking as though it were sitting in the center of the street.

Notice the center line of this unusual building, called the Flatiron Building.  The distinctive triangular shape of this building, designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham and built in 1902, allowed it to fill the wedge-shaped property located at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway.

“When the Flatiron Building first opened, female tenants were at a disadvantage, as the building’s designers had failed to include any ladies’ restrooms. Management had to designate bathrooms for men and women on alternating floors.”

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BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

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10 Responses to “TRAVEL THEME: CENTER”

  1. Great to see views again from my visit to New York City from UK June 2013
    Thank you

  2. Great image of this special architecture, Francine. …failed to include any ladies’ restrooms… 😕

  3. i totally agree! all my shots of the flat iron are centred – even though it goes against the grain of my photography 🙂

  4. Always amazing when someone recaptures an iconic building!

  5. At dusk it really becomes a work of art.

  6. I love the Flatiron building.it has an interesting story too. Beautiful dusk photo Francine.

  7. It’s beautiful. Wonderful shot.


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