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    Quote Originally Posted by Stern
    Many cities have "Flatiron" buildings based on their unique street patterns, they provide a unique juxtaposition to the more conventionally shaped buildings, for example when I was in Toronto I saw two “Flatiron’s” one old, one new, Toronto likewise is a remarkable city.
    New Orleans has one also....on Howard Avenue.

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    Smile I thank you very much.

    It's hard to do complete research when you're three hours away from the city, and I have a feeling that, in order to really get everything I'm looking for, I'll have to do so. What I do know is that half of my ancestry in this country starts right there in NYC, just like it does for most of us.
    My thanks to all of you for contributing to my quest, I always knew that New Yorkers were the best!
    I continue to languish in the unholy territory of Redsoxonia and its loony discipledom.

    ps-By the way, if anyone has any other hints for research direction, I'll take them, gladly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by allecto13
    I continue to languish in the unholy territory of Redsoxonia and its loony discipledom.!
    Shudder!

    ps-By the way, if anyone has any other hints for research direction, I'll take them, gladly
    Start right here.


    http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5608

    NYHS Library Services

    Good luck...with the research. I can't help you survive Red Sox Nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allecto13
    By the way, if anyone has any other hints for research direction, I'll take them, gladly!
    The NYC Municipal Archive is a great place for info:

    MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES
    Leonora Gidlund, Director
    31 Chambers Street, Room 103 · New York, NY 10007
    Open to the public Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday 9 AM to 1 PM

    http://www.nyc.gov/html/records/html...archives.shtml

    And if you go there (the archives are in the old Surrogates Court Building, at the corner of Chambers & Centre St., opposite City Hall Park & the Municipal Building) you get a great chance to see a fantastic NYC building; the lobby is amazing (often seen on "Law & Order") ...


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    Default The Flatiron Building




    Alfred Stieglitz, 1903


    Edward Steichen, 1904




    Alvin Langdon Coburn, 1912



    Henri Silberman










    Edward Steichen, The Flatiron (1905)


    my gallery of work on Flatiron :
    http://perrin.olivier.free.fr/galeri...ron/index.html

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    The building looks amazing... they have done a good job cleaning it. They are almost done.

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    I hope they paint the window frames something other than that doody brown

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    Quote Originally Posted by allecto13
    ps-By the way, if anyone has any other hints for research direction, I'll take them, gladly!
    Buy these two books





    None of this changes the fact however, that the Red Sox suck

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    What is the obelisk on the opposite flatiron plot in the third-to-last photo? I know that it's still there, but the trees that surround it in that photo no longer are.

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    Worth Monument. You're right, it's still there

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    FINALLY ...

    Flatiron Breaks Free of Scaffolding Shackles, Part 2

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    March 10, 2006

    http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/...les_part_2.php



    Morning has broken, and everyone's favorite building at Broadway, Fifth and 23rd rubs the bits of sleep from its weary eyes. But as we can see from the British Airways ad down near street level, the dear, sweet Flatiron Building hasn't quite shaken the advertecture jet lag entirely.

    The forecast calls for wind gusts today: perhaps the perfect chance to test out that "tootling away like the soundtrack of an anthropological documentary" effect we hit upon last year. Or fly a kite. Or hit the refresh button a few more times in case we post another Flat-image.

    · Flatiron Breaks Free of Scaffolding Shackles [Curbed]
    · Properties of the Flatiron Building [Curbed]

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    Some of that "doody brown" paint color can be seen in this photo:



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