Flatiron Building. Between 22nd St. and 23rd St. and between Broadway and 5th Ave One of the most emblematic buildings of the city of New York is the Fuller Building, better known as the Flatiron building. It was built in 1902, and for some years was one of the tallest skyscrapers in New York. Located next to Madison Square Park at the intersection of Broadway and 5th Avenue, the Flatiron is a very characteristic building because of its wedge-shaped plant. The building's original name is Fuller, in honor of the founder of the construction company which made the work, died two years before completion. Flatiron inherited the nickname of the block in which it was built (Flatiron Block), whose shape is very similar to the base of a plate at the time. It is worth going to Madison Square and see this building, whose facade at its most acute angle only reaches 2 feet thick. It is about 10 minutes walk from the Empire State bulding, going south on 5th Avenue. The first skyscraper in New York was the Flatiron building. At first glance it is clear that does not go unnoticed, and I suppose this has influenced the fact that appears in many films and photographs of this city. Years ago, when I see a woman's ankle was something almost forbidden, men were put on the streets on both sides of the building, as it was a wind tunnel effect, and caused the skirts were up.