AD Classics: Flatiron Building / Daniel Burnham

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As one of the most widely recognized buildings in City, as well as the world, the Flatiron Building was/is an innovative architectural statement at the turn of the 20th Century.  Completed in 1902 by , the Flatiron Building was a prime architectural design at the advent of steel skyscraper construction in the United States.  Known for its triangular design at the intersection of 5th Ave. and Broadway, the Flatiron Buildings iconic presence has transformed an entire area of Manhattan into the Flatiron District.

More on the Flatiron Building after the break.

Make No Little Plans: Daniel Burnham and the American City

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This documentary film explores the fascinating life and complex legacy of architect and city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham, famous for designing the Flatiron Building in , Union Station in Washington D.C., and the 1909 master plan for Chicago, among others.

The film will premiere nationally on PBS on Labor Day, September 6. Seen at Architectural Record.