Though its 307 feet stature pales in comparison to modern skyscrapers, the Flatiron building becomes one of the tallest in New York City after its 1902 construction. Described as "the sharpest thing ever perpetrated," the Flatiron building collects hordes of spectators for its unique, triangular design and Beaux-Arts style. Read more about it!
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George A. Fuller, inventor of the "modern skyscraper" and contractor for the building dies suddenly and the official name of the building becomes the Fuller Building.
The Beaux-Arts style Flatiron Building is completed by Chicago's famed architect Daniel Hudson Burnham.
Once erected the Flatiron is one of the tallest buildings in New York City