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The English-American Building, commonly referenced as the Flatiron Building, is a building completed in 1897 located at 84 Peachtree Street NW in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, on the wedge-shaped block between Peachtree Street NE, Poplar Street NW, and Broad Street NW. 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]

English-American Building
Flatiron-Bldg-Atlanta.jpg
Alternative namesEnglish-American Building
Flatiron Building
Georgia Savings Bank Building
Empire Life Insurance Building
General information
TypeCommercial offices
Location84 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia
Coordinates33°45′22″N 84°23′19″W / 33.7562°N 84.3885°W / 33.7562; -84.3885Coordinates: 33°45′22″N 84°23′19″W / 33.7562°N 84.3885°W / 33.7562; -84.3885
Completed1897
Height
Roofc. 50 m (160 ft)
Technical details
Floor count11
Design and construction
ArchitectBradford Gilbert
English-American Building
Architectural styleNeo-Classical
Neo-Renaissance
NRHP reference #76000626
Designated March 26, 1976
References
[1][2][3][4][5]

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

FlatironCity is now home to a Microsoft Innovation Center, Women's Entrepreneurship Institute and 20+ entrepreneurs and startups.

ReferencesEdit

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

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