Since its introduction as one of New York City’s first skyscrapers in 1902, the Flatiron has been a quintessential New York City icon that garners immediate recognition, beloved by both local New Yorkers and visitors alike. Floating above the intersection of two of New York City’s most famous streets, Fifth Avenue and Broadway, the Flatiron anchors its eponymous district. Its defining triangular shape emphasizes the building’s unique positioning while oversized windows frame unobstructed views in all directions that span the tree tops of Madison Square Park to the skylines of Downtown. Now, the Flatiron is poised to undergo a renovation that will preserve its historic exterior and simultaneously reconfigure its interior to meet 21st Century demands.
Ceiling Heights of 12’0” – 15’ 0”
Boutique Penthouse with Wraparound Private Terrace
Rooted in its classic design and totally reimagined as the workplace of the future, the Flatiron Building is undergoing a top-to-bottom rebirth in the skilled hands of the architectural team at Beyer Blinder Belle, lauded for their historic building expertise. There is only, ever, one Flatiron. And now its interior will be equally worthy of worldwide renown.
From street to crown The Flatiron is born anew while paying homage to its heralded landmark exterior. A thorough façade restoration maintains its historical grandeur. A fully renovated lobby is a sensitive reimagining of its storied essence. A new concierge desk welcomes visitors from Broadway and Fifth Avenue alike. A new green roof celebrates Mother Nature’s influence in our daily lives.
As one ascends via six fully modernized elevators the extent of the complete interior renovation is evidenced:
Environmental consciousness as a social responsibility is being embraced at every level of The Flatiron. A full building redevelopment has presented a unique opportunity to incorporate the latest technologies that will become a signature element and state-of-the-art model for future historic buildings.
Beginning with sensitivity in the demolition process, through recycling of materials during renovation, training of building maintenance and management personnel, and culminating in tenant installations, The Flatiron is setting new standards for social, economic and environmental responsibility.
Aiming to achieve LEED Platinum, every facet of the building redesign and operation has been subjected to stringent standards. With energy conservation at the fore, exceptional attention has been focused on HVAC systems, thermal comfort, interior atmospheric conditions, environmental quality, daylighting, lighting, water efficiency and conservation, Energy Star-rated appliances, recycling and cleaning protocols, and the use of environmentally preferable materials for both building and tenant operations. A green roof with supplemental insulation and reflectivity complements these interior enhancements.
Thinking broadly about sustainability integrates transit access. In this regard The Flatiron excels with a perfect 100 Walk Score, direct access to multiple subway and bus lines and in-building bicycle storage.
No detail has been too small, no goal has been too lofty when formulating The Flatiron’s environmental conscience.
First Vice President
Senior Vice President
Mary Ann Tighe
CEO, NY Tri-State Region