Posted in U.S.A. - New York

US-2450597: New York, New York U.S.A.

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Postcrossing ID: TW-1041130
Date Sent: 8 October 2013
Date Received: 21 October 2013
Days Travelled:  13
Distance Travelled:  14,564 km 

This postcard from a Postcrossing user in New Brunswick – across the river from New York City in the state of New Jersey – pictures the famous Flatiron Building along with a clock on Fifth Avenue.  Upon completion in 1902, it was one of the tallest buildings in the city and one of only two skyscrapers north of 14th Street – the other being the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, one block east. The building sits on a triangular island-block formed by Fifth Avenue, Broadway and East 22nd Street, with 23rd Street grazing the triangle’s northern (uptown) peak. As with numerous other wedge-shaped buildings, the name “Flatiron” derives from its resemblance to a cast-iron clothes iron.

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