The Flatiron Building


When the Equitable building was torn down in 1971, the English American Building became the oldest skyscraper in Atlanta. It was built in 1897, by Bradford Gilbert, the supervising architect for the 1895 Cotton States Exposition. It has been called the Flatiron Building because of the immense popularity of Daniel Burnham’s Flatiron Building in New York . In fact, our Flatiron Building predates New York’s by four years.

The building is on Peachtree St, taking over the whole slim block along Poplar and Broad and stands 11 stories tall. Hell, New York’s Flatiron is a National Historic Landmark. I think it’s time we appreciate what we have. Next time you drive or walk by, look up and admire.

1 comment:

  1. The skyscraper establishes the block, the block creates the street, the street offers itself to man. See the link below for more info.




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