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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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- Flatiron Building, skyscraper, New York, New York City, Long Acre Triangle, George A. Fuller, steel frame, Daniel Hudson Burnham, Fuller Building, Architect, Contractor.
- "Flatiron Building May Lose Permit," The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, MN), May 17, 1902, Page 4, Image 4, Col.4.
- "The Week In Realty," New-York tribune (New York, NY), June 8, 1902, Page 10, Image 10, Cols. 4-5.
- "New York Has Many Impressive Skyscrapers- But None More Remarkable Than the Flatiron," New-York tribune (New York, NY), June 29, 1902, Page 3, Image 33, Cols. 1-3.
- "New Flatiron Building On Long Acre Triangle," The World (New York, NY), July 7, 1902, Night Edition, Image 1, Page 1, Col.4.
- "Most Unique And Most Talked-Of Building In The World," The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.) July 12, 1902, Magazine Features, Page 3, Image 29, Cols.1-7.
- "Greet Another Flatiron," The Saint Paul Globe (Saint Paul, MN), July 14, 1902, Page 4, Image 4, Col.6.
- "How Buildings Are Made To Scrape The Sky," The Washington Times (Washington, D.C.), July 27, 1902, Editorials The Drama Society, Page 9, Image 25, Cols. 1-7.
- "Scientific Fire-Fighting," The Evening World (New York, NY), November 17, 1902, Night Edition, Image 8, Col. 1.
- "The Flatiron's Fire Test," The Sun (New York, NY), November 23, 1902, Page 4, Image 37, Cols. 3-4.
- "Famous Architects In America," The Washington Herald (Washington, D.C.), March 1, 1908, Third Part, Page 7, Image 29, Col.2.