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Flatiron Building

Identification

Flatiron Building
English-American Building, Georgia Savings Bank Building, Empire Life Insurance Building
121113

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Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
curtain wall
neo-classicism

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The Flatiron Building is the oldest skyscraper still standing in Atlanta.
  • The building was originally named the English-American building, but because of the popularity of New York's Flatiron Building (which the Atlanta one predates!), the same name was adopted between 1916 and 1920, and again during the 1980s.
  • Fire insurance maps indicate this is 135 feet to the main roof excluding the penthouse.
  • The Flatiron Building was Atlanta's second skyscraper after the 1892 Equitable Building, which was torn down in 1971.
  • The Flatiron Building was Atlanta's tallest skyscraper from 1897 to 1901, when it was surpassed by the J. Mack Robinson College of Business Administration.

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Location

74 Peachtree Street NW
30303
Downtown
Atlanta
Georgia
U.S.A.

Technical Data

141.45 ft
135.00 ft
11
1897
2

Involved Companies

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings