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Old October 19th, 2005, 05:50 AM   #1
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Potato Wedges

What do the flatiron buildings in your city look like? Their shape is really intriguing.

For Toronto:

The Gooderham Building was built about a decade before the Flatiron in NYC. (1892) It is now designated as a historical landmark.




35 The Esplanade (Residential Condominium)
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Old October 19th, 2005, 06:43 AM   #2
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I love the Goodherham! such a cool view when your at the intersection.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 07:16 AM   #3
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OMG that red building is soooooooo cool!!!
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Old October 19th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #4
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OMG that red building is soooooooo cool!!!
Haha. PotatoGuy looking at Potato Wedges....

Anyways here is a night shot.. this was a UPC winner a few years ago. I love the lighting of its crown. Just imagine yourself in the room at the very top...

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Old October 19th, 2005, 09:09 AM   #5
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What do the flatiron buildings in your city look like? Their shape is really intriguing.

Heres one in Singapore:



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Old October 19th, 2005, 10:26 AM   #6
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We need at least one photo of THE Flatiron Building in New York (Built 1902 Height 87m)


Radisson Plaza Hotel in Sydney (Built 1928 Height 63m)
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Old October 19th, 2005, 09:57 PM   #7
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Besides the Flatiron Bldg, NYC has other triangluar building that exist.

Delmonico's, Manhattan


Liberty Motel, Manhattan


Building at the intersection of 21st St, Astoria Blvd, and Newton Rd, Astoria, Queens


Intersection at Van Dam and 35 Sts, Blissville, Queens


Eagle Electric, LIC, Queens


Intersection of 18th St and Bay Ave, Brooklyn


Interection of 149th St at 3rd and Willis Aves, The Bronx


The Seventh Day Adventists Church, The Bronx


Intersection of Hunt Ave, Antin Pl, and Bronxdale Ave, The Bronx


23 Wall St, Manhattan


The El Dorado, Briarwood, Queens


Tower Diner, Forest Hills, Queens


Intersection of 150th St, Fredrick Douglass Blvd, and Macombs Pl, Manhattan


Intersection of 14th St, 9th Ave, and Hudson St, Manhattan


Village Cigars, Manhattan


Somewhere on Leonard St, Brooklyn


1882 Grand Concourse, The Bronx
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Old October 19th, 2005, 10:43 PM   #8
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I like the Gooderham Potato Wedge in Toronto the most. The other side has windows painted on! Anyone have pics of that?
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Old October 20th, 2005, 01:57 AM   #9
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I like the Gooderham Potato Wedge in Toronto the most. The other side has windows painted on! Anyone have pics of that?
I sure do. I am the pic hunter!

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Old October 20th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #10
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Why not call them "flatirons?"

Anyway, some of Chicago's:




That is a flatiron but I couldn't find a good picture of the base.
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Old October 20th, 2005, 02:07 PM   #11
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More in Singapore

Jinrickisha Station:







Whitehouse, an art deco building formerly a post office:


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Old October 20th, 2005, 04:25 PM   #12
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Potato wedges, huh?... I'm sorry, but I simply can't resist the thought...Can you imagine how huge a deep fryer you'd need...?
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Old October 21st, 2005, 12:11 AM   #13
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I think they're called flatiron buildings because they look like an iron layed flat.
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Old October 21st, 2005, 01:13 AM   #14
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They don't actually remind me of potato wedges. I would say more like cheese wedges if you really want to call them wedges.

They could very easily be apple pie pieces. Or given that we're coming on Halloween, why not call them candy corns?
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Old October 21st, 2005, 03:56 AM   #15
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It was the first thing that came to my mind . But those are all great suggestions for the next flatiron thread.
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 02:08 AM   #16
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Atlanta has one too.


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Old October 22nd, 2005, 02:11 AM   #17
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Hamburg:

Chilehaus, built 1922-24


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Old October 22nd, 2005, 02:51 AM   #18
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Some examples in Valencia, Spain:

Cortes boulevard building:


Merle building:


San Vicente building:


Sorolla Center:
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Old October 22nd, 2005, 03:32 AM   #19
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Here's one from Metro Manila:

Robinsons Equitable Tower
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Old October 24th, 2005, 08:50 PM   #20
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A couple of other triangles in NYC that I didn't already mention.

Stop Inn Resturaunt, Woodside, Queens


Intersection of Montgomery Ave and Victory Blvd, Staten Island
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