TRAVEL THEME: CENTER
TAKEN AT DUSK
TAKEN AT MIDDAY
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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