The Flat Iron.
Iconic, highly unusual and quite unforgettable, I’ve recently discovered that it was designed by a
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The back (or broader beam) of the Flat Iron
Designed in a Beaux Arts architectural style you don’t realise, until you get right up close to the Flat Iron’s exterior, that it has beautiful decorative details carved and sculpted into its limestone blocks: Gothic and Renaissance-type faces, flowers and leaves. Built (in 1902) just as the development of modern skyscrapers was getting underway, the Flat Iron was one of the first structures to use a steel skeleton.
I will be sad not to stand across the street at