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Panorama of Flatiron Building

SUMMARY This shows a view looking south from Madison Square, across the intersection of Broadway, Fifth Avenue, and Twenty-third Street, to the famous Fuller (or "Flatiron") Building. The cameraman elevates his camera, going from street level to the roof. Designed by D.H. Burnham and Company, the Fuller Building is an important early skyscraper and a New York City landmark. Known as the first great steel-framed building, the exterior of the lower three stories is stone, with the remainder clad in terra cotta. Twenty-one stories high, it is considered the first tall building erected north of city hall. Its completion in 1902 marked the beginning of New York City's first skyscraper era. OTHER TITLES Copyright title: Panorama of Flatiron Building [New York City] CREATED/PUBLISHED United States : American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, 1903. NOTES Copyright: American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.; 4June1903; H32387. Camera, Robert K. Bonine. Photographed October 8, 1902. Location: New York, N.Y. SUBJECTS Flatiron Building (New York, N.Y.) Skyscrapers--New York (State)--New York. Commercial buildings--New York (State)--New York. Historic buildings--New York (State)--New York. New York (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc. Actuality--Short. RELATED NAMES Bonine, R. (Robert K.), camera. American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) DIGITAL ID lcmp002 m2b03516 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/lcmp002.m2b03516
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