The Flatiron Building: Chicago’s Gift to New York

October 20, 2010

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Cover of Alice Sparberg Alexiou's book, "The Flatiron"

One of New York’s most beloved icons, the Flatiron Building, was, in fact, Chicago’s creation. It was erected by the Chicago-based George A. Fuller Company, also the builder of most of that city’s first steel-frame skyscrapers, and designed by the architectural firm of Daniel H. Burnham. Alice Sparberg Alexiou, author of The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose With It and Jane Jacobs: Urban Visionary, discusses these and other Chicago connections.

 

Recorded Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at the Chicago Architecture Foundation Lecture Hall Gallery.