Iron Building - continue ...
NYC locals took
an immediate interest in the building, placing bets on how far the
debris would spread when the wind knocked it down and nicknaming
it "the Flatiron" because of the building's resemblance
to the irons of the day. At the rounded tip, the triangular tower
is only 2 meters wide. The 22-story Flatiron Building, with a height
of 87 meters, is generally considered the oldest surviving skyscraper
in Manhattan,though in fact the older Park Row Building (1899) is
several stories taller.
From the Flat
Iron, Broadway follows the old "Ladies Mile," a shopping
route that ranged along Broadway and continued on Sixth Avenue,
during the later part of the 19th century.
about the Flat Iron...