Designed by famous Chicago architect Daniel Burnham, and completed in 1902, Flatiron (originally Fuller) Building is one of the best known buildings in American architectural history. Burnham succeeded in using 19th century classical revival architectural style to decorate a 20th century engineering wonder. In lesser hands, it would have looked like a wedding cake on drugs.
Category: Daniel Burnham
The guy in shorts and t-shirt gets off his rental bike, sets up a sturdy tripod and expensive camera, stands on the coffee shop chair to get a higher vantage point and takes a photo looking north from Daniel Burnham’s Flatiron Building.
Only in Manhattan.
Adjacent to Union Station, also by Burnham,the Post Office and its neighbor form two blocks of powerfully monumental Beaux Arts Buildings of the early 20th century. 1st photo:Post Office, now National Postal Museum (part of Smithsonian); 2nd photo: Union Station
(c)Bill Lebovich,all rights reserved,2014