Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Heart of New York

Flatiron Building unusual House-iron in the

Heart of New York (USA)

Everyone knows that New York - a city of skyscrapers, where there can be counted exactly one hundred and forty. Each of these buildings is something unique, and each is surprising for its architectural delights. But among them there is one awesome skyscraper, which is not allocated nor height, nor a revolutionary approach to building, but still more than a hundred years, is one of the most recognizable in New York - it is widely known Flatiron Building, or literally "house-iron".

The peculiarity of this building is its unusual shape of a skyscraper - it resembles a triangle on top of the bottom of the iron, for which he was popularly specific nickname. Interestingly, the first this house called Fuller Building - on behalf of the construction company, which located in it his headquarters. But over time, people's apt comparison it was decided to raise to the rank of the official name that soon was done (“flat-iron” with English translated as "iron").

The architect of this project was made ​​by the talented Daniel H. Burnham American (Daniel H. Burnham), who was able to obtain optimum benefit for the construction deltoid site at the intersection of two streets. His decision to build a building of unusual triangular shape proved beneficial in all plans, and now New Yorkers can contemplate the magnificent architectural object, which is a real gem of the city. Surely in this house would have come in handy furniture from Belarus.

The house has 21 iron-floor, and the most stunning view from the rooms, which are located on the corner of a skyscraper. From different viewpoints building looks different: a bit like a thin column, it seems huge flying wedge, and then rises up rapid wall.

Despite its 82-meter height and angular shape, Flatiron Building looks very elegant - contribute to this richly decorated walls of three-dimensional images, as well as the exteriors of windows ornaments with deep relief. Ornate decorative elements, often called "Baroque Burnham" create a unique play of light and shadows, bringing us back to the classical architectural school of the past centuries.