After much debating, I’ve decided to start this blog up again. I decided to start it up again with one of the more famous buildings. The Flatiron Building, built in 1902 by Daniel H. Burnham, was one of the tallest buildings in the world. The style is what’s called a Beaux Arts Style, which was most popular toward the end of the 19th century, but continued into the early 1930′s. The Beaux Arts Style combines both a Greek and Roman style of building, which in this case gives you a style that has three parts to it, a top, middle, and bottom. It is designed to look like a classical Greek column. Although modeled after a Greek column, you can see a little bit of a Gothic style in the building which would become a popular style for many buildings, including the Woolworth building and many others soon after. When the building first opened, it was an immediate attraction and it became one of the most photographed (not to mention popular) buildings ever! Although the building was famous for being one of the tallest buildings ever at 285 ft. and also one of the first buildings to be built with a steel cage, it was also famous for its unique shape. As you can see, the building is built like a triangle! This shape is caused by the streets Fifth Avenue and Broadway which cross each other near the heart of New York City. Although now dwarfed by bigger buildings in the large bustling city, it still remains the oldest skyscraper in New York City.