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Topics in Chronicling America - The Flatiron Building, New York

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Picture of the Flatiron Building

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Important Dates:

  • 1900: George A. Fuller, inventor of the “modern skyscraper” and contractor for the building dies suddenly and the official name of the building becomes the Fuller Building
  • 1902: The Beaux-Arts style Flatiron Building is completed by Chicago’s famed architect Daniel Hudson Burnham
  • 1902: Once erected the Flatiron is one of the tallest buildings in New York City

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  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.]
  • Flatiron Building, skyscraper, New York, New York City, Long Acre Triangle, George A. Fuller, steel frame, Daniel Hudson Burnham, Fuller Building, Architect, Contractor.

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