The Flatiron Building

Thursday, 16th February 2006 by

The Flatiron Building (actually the Fuller Building) is one of New York's most distinctive sights, and when they finished constructing it in 1902, it was one of the city's tallest buildings (although 87 metres seems pretty tiny these days).

At its rounded tip the tower is only 2 metres wide, and the shape apparently creates a wind-tunnel effect - much to the enjoyment of the local men, who originally took great pleasure in hanging around and watching ladies skirts get blown up...

The Flatiron has been in all sorts of movies including Armageddon, Hitch, Shark Tale and both Spider-Man movies (as the Daily Bugle offices!).

Thanks to Frank Castle.