Flatiron Building

175 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York, 10010
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The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham in the Beaux-Arts style. The 22-story building, with a height of 285 ft (87 meters), is one of the oldest surviving skyscrapers in Manhattan.
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Today the Flatiron Building is frequently seen on television commercials and documentaries as an easily recognizable symbol of the city. It is shown in the opening credits of The Late Show With David Letterman, and was used as the Daily Bugle building in the Spider-Man films.

The building took its name from the shape of the triangular lot it was built on. It was officially named the Fuller Building after George A. Fuller, founder of the company that financed its construction.

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