Flatiron Building, 1902

Flatiron Building, 1902
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A view south towards the Flatiron Building at the intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway, and 23rd Street.  This portrait was taken shortly after the completion of the building, at which time it was one of the tallest buildings in New York City.  The strong winds along with the downdrafts created by the building often caused women's skirts to be blown up.  The phrase, "23 Skidoo" purportedly comes from what policemen would shout at the men who loitered in the area awaiting the show.

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