Definition of the Flatiron Building from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Flatiron Building

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a tall, thin office building that was New York's first skyscraper. It was built in 1902 on Fifth Avenue. The building has one thick end and one narrow, sharp end. It has 22 floors and is 285 feet/87 metres tall. When it was completed, people said it was so tall it might fall over. It still stands today. A flatiron is an old-fashioned iron for pressing clothes.