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Flatiron Building

Updated by Dianne Titos on March 1 2024

Architectural Masterpiece in the Heart of Manhattan's Flatiron District.

Address: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States

Exterior of the Flatiron Building, New York, at sunset
This iconic building is even more stunning at sunset.
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💲 Building exterior viewable for free

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Nearby cafes and restaurants

🚽 Public Restrooms can be found nearby

Where can I find Flatiron Building?

The Flatiron Building stands prominently at 175 Fifth Avenue, in the bustling Flatiron District of Manhattan. It's located at the intersection where Fifth Avenue and Broadway meet at 23rd Street, adjacent to Madison Square Park.

Why should I visit Flatiron Building?

The Flatiron Building is one of New York City's most iconic landmarks, known for its unique triangular shape and Beaux-Arts architecture.

Designed by Daniel Burnham, it's an architectural marvel that predates the skyscrapers of modern Manhattan. Its distinctive form and history make it a must-see for architecture enthusiasts and visitors alike.

What are the opening hours at Flatiron Building?

General opening hours

The Flatiron Building is primarily an office building and is not open to the public. However, its exterior can be viewed at any time.

People walking through Madison Square Park, New York
Afterwards take a stroll through nearby Madison Square Park.

Where should I park when visiting Flatiron Building?

Street parking is limited, however there are nearby parking garages are available on 22nd and 23rd Streets, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues.

Is Flatiron Building accessible by public transportation?

Flatiron Building is accessible via the N, R, and W subway lines at the 23rd St station. Additionally, several bus lines serve the area.

When is the best time to visit Flatiron Building?

The building can be admired at any time, but it is particularly striking during the early morning light or at dusk when the city lights begin to illuminate.

What are the best things to see near Flatiron Building?

Within a short distance of Flatiron Building there are plenty of other amazing places to explore.

  • Madison Square Park - A lush urban park offering art installations and community events.
  • Eataly NYC Flatiron - An Italian marketplace with a variety of restaurants, cafes, and food and beverage counters.
  • The High Line - A unique, elevated park built on a historic freight rail line, offering views of the city and the Hudson River.
People walking past the outside of an Eataly Gelato store, New York
Eataly is the perfect place to grab lunch or a gelato.

Common questions about Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building stands as a striking architectural icon with its unique triangular shape, epitomizing early 20th-century New York City.

Is Flatiron Building accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ The surrounding area of Flatiron Building is wheelchair accessible, though the building itself is not open to the public.

Is Flatiron Building free to enter?

❗ Flatiron building can only be admired from the outside.

Is Flatiron Building pet-friendly?

✔️ Yes, pets can accompany visitors in the public areas around Flatiron Building.

Is Flatiron Building child-friendly?

✔️ Yes, Flatiron Building can be viewed from the outside by everyone.

Is Flatiron Building a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, the exterior of Flatiron Building can be viewed and photographed any time of the year.

Are refreshments available at Flatiron Building?

❌ No, however there are various dining options around Flatiron Building.

Are there restrooms at Flatiron Building?

❌ No, however there are public restrooms around Flatiron Building.

What else is useful to know before visiting Flatiron Building

The best views for photography are from the north side of 23rd Street or from within Madison Square Park

While the interior of the building is not open to the public, its exterior architecture is a sight to behold.

Exterior of the Flatiron Building, New York, with cars
Flatiron Building is a short walk to many of the top sites of Midtown Manhattan, and a hive of activity.
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Where to stay near Flatiron Building

There are plenty of great hotel options in the Midtown Manhattan to head back to after enjoying Metropolitan Museum of Art.