Twilight falls over the Flatiron

Luxembourg-born American artist Edward Steichen added color to his 1904 photograph of the Flatiron Building, casting it in a moody, blueish glow.   

Completed in 1902, the Flatiron Building is considered one of New York’s first skyscrapers . . . even though it’s only 22 stories high.

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4 Responses to “Twilight falls over the Flatiron”

  1. The faces on the Flatiron Building « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] not an immediate architectural hit, its cultural impact was established fast. Artists sketched and painted the building, and writers referenced its […]

  2. Bob Says:

    This photo is truly one of the most iconic images of 20th century America and of NYC in particular.I love the atmosphere it conveys and even though the building is “22 floors high” it may well as be the tallest building ever constructed there has ever been. About this website:It is a joy to read and view and oh so very interesting-please keep it going!

  3. Meet the most “picturesque woman in America” « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] her image was all over the place—photographed, sculpted, and painted by artists such as Edward Steichen, Augustus Rodin, and John Singer […]

  4. The Flatiron Building in all of its glittery glory | Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] is 105 years old this year, an icon at the nexus of Fifth Avenue and Broadway is the subject of early photographs and Impressionist […]

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