175 Fifth Avenue - Flatiron Building
- Located: Fifth Avenue between West/East 22nd Street and West/East 23rd Street
- Built: 1902
- Renovations: Elevators - 1999; Windows - 2004; Roof - 2005
- Total Building Size: 255,000 SF
- Floors: 22, plus penthouse, mezzanine, 3 below-grade
- Website: theflatironbuilding.com
The Flatiron Building, New York City's Most Iconic Landmark
175 Fifth Avenue is the location of the triangular 22-story landmark known as the Flatiron Building was considered to be a pioneering skyscraper of its era. Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city at 20 floors high and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street.
The building sits on a triangular block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle’s northern peak. The building's name “Flatiron” is derived from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.
The building, which has been called “one of the world’s most iconic skyscrapers and a quintessential symbol of New York City”, anchors the south end of Madison Square Park. The neighborhood around it is called the Flatiron District after its signature building, which has become an icon of New York City, and the linchpin to a bustling district that is home to a wide variety of excellent dining and retail options. Transportation is provided by the R and W trains at the adjacent 23rd Street station, with access to F and M trains and PATH service a block away at 6th Avenue, and the 6 train at Park Avenue South.