The Flatiron Building


Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building, formerly known as the Fuller Building, is a triangular 22-story steel-framed landmarked building located at 175 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan’s eponymous Flatiron District neighborhood. It was one of the city’s highest buildings upon completion in 1902, with 20 floors, and one of only two “skyscrapers” north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. It was designed by Daniel Burnham and Frederick Dinkelberg. The building is situated on a triangular block created by Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd Street. The name “Flatiron” is derived from its similarity to a cast-iron clothes iron.

The structure, which has been described as “one of the world’s most famous buildings and a defining New York City symbol,” anchors the south (downtown) end of Madison Square and the north (uptown) end of the Ladies’ Mile Historic District. The district surrounding it is known as the Flatiron District, after its main skyscraper, which has become a New York City symbol. The Flatiron Building was declared a New York City landmark in 1966 was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 and was named a National Historic Landmark in 1989.

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World Free Tours wants to help travelers like you get the most out of New York City. We believe that the Free Walking Tour of New York is a great option to experience the city not only because it is informative, but also entertaining, and budget-friendly!

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Price: Free
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Starting point: See Map
Duration: 2.5 hours
Covid-19 measures: Our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations.


What will I see during the tour?
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Charging Bull of Wall Street
Brooklyn Bridge
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty
World Trade Center
New York Stock Exchange
– Trump Building
– Broadway
– Battery Park
– National Museum of the American Indian
– Local food
– and more!

How much should I tip?
If you enjoyed the experience, at the end of the tour you may tip your guide according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

How do I find the guide?
The guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the starting time as it may not be possible to meet the guide after the tour has already started.

Do I need to print my reservation?
No. Just bring your booking confirmation e-mail on your smartphone!

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