The construction on the Flatiron building in Manhattan, New York was completed in 1902 and back then it was one of the tallest buildings in the city. The name of the building makes reference to its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron. www.bbggadv.com
Details of the Flat Iron building. Though the architect Burnham maintained overall control of the design process, he was not directly connected with the details of the structure as built; credit should be shared with his designer Frederick P. Dinkelberg.