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Flatiron Building (Atlanta)

English-American Building
Alternative names English-American Building
Flatiron Building
Georgia Savings Bank Building
Empire Life Insurance Building
General information
Type Commercial offices
Location 84 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates
Completed 1897
Height
Roof c. 50 m (160 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 11
Design and construction
Architect Bradford Gilbert
English-American Building
Architectural style Neo-Classical
Neo-Renaissance
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000626
Designated  March 26, 1976
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

The English-American Building, commonly referenced as the Flatiron Building, is a building completed in 1897 located at 74 wedge-shaped block between Peachtree Street NE, Poplar Street NW, and Broad Street NW, also creating a one-block break in Williams Street. It was completed five years before New York's Flatiron Building, and shares a similar prominent flatiron shape as its counterpart. It was designed by Bradford Gilbert, a Chicago school contemporary of Daniel Burnham, the designer of the New York building. The building has 11 stories, and is the city's second and oldest standing skyscraper. The Flatiron building is protected by the city as a historic building in the Fairlie-Poplar district of downtown, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Immediately across Peachtree is the historic Rhodes-Haverty Building, on the north corner with Williams Street.

References

  1. ^ Flatiron Building (Atlanta) at Emporis
  2. ^ Flatiron Building (Atlanta) at Glass Steel and Stone
  3. ^ Flatiron Building (Atlanta) at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ Flatiron Building (Atlanta) at Structurae
  5. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. Retrieved 14 October 2010. 

External links

  • Travel ItineraryDiscover Our Shared HeritageAtlanta, Georgia, a National Park Service
  • Several circa 1910 postcards of the Flatiron
  • Scoutmob co-founder eyes "Flatiron" building for incubator
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