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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Flatiron Building: 1910

Flatiron Building: 1910

1910 Irving Underhill photo of the 22-story Flatiron (Fuller) Building at 175 Fifth Avenue, one of the earliest (1902) buildings in New York to attain such heights. View full size. More here.

 

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