ONCE UPON A TIME IN NYC

by Marco Stefano Vitiello March. 18, 2009 2940 views

I don't remember if it was 1983 or 1985 but I do remember that morning when I was looking at that masterpiece…
There were the times where digital photography was not available; I shot this pic with my NIKON FM, NIKKOR 28mm/3.5 and the glorious Kodak TRI-X 400.

The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, and is considered to be one of the first skyscrapers ever built. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in New York City. The building sits on a triangular island block at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway, anchoring the south (downtown) end of Madison Square.
The neighborhood around the building is called the Flatiron District after its signature building.

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David Cardona 11 years, 3 months ago

Perfect B&W work! Great subject and composition. Thanks a lot!

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Jack Castelo Branco 11 years, 3 months ago

Amaizing :)

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Carme 11 years, 3 months ago

Preciosa!

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Leocheung 11 years, 3 months ago

Good old picture, good old film days.

11 years, 3 months ago Edited
Roberto 11 years, 3 months ago

you are the Best!

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Vishnu Dattan 11 years, 3 months ago

thanks for that trip down memory lane. magnificent building indeed.

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Avalon 11 years, 3 months ago

Great photo!

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Tom Thompson 11 years, 3 months ago

Welcome Back Marco, Thats quite a shot. Actually Fantastic, and the reportage is something I never knew thanks

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Emme8 11 years, 3 months ago

My dear friend what's a wonderful reminder..........

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Igor 11 years, 3 months ago

wonderful shot!

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Simon Giles 11 years, 3 months ago

great work!

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Péter Somogyvári 11 years, 3 months ago

Great old picture..Perfect shot.

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Jennye 11 years, 3 months ago

Excellent image Marco!!

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Finbarr 11 years, 3 months ago

great shot!!

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Tim 11 years, 3 months ago

when I was younger my dream was to have a Nikon FM,,,never got it though, I miss dark rooms too, technology improves too fast and we tend to forget too easily. Yesterday I found a post where somebody mentioned Ilford Hp5, now u appear with Kodak TRI-X, I miss all that, now I feel I get photos too easily, it is good but miss the feeling of creating most of the times.

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David Swatton 11 years, 3 months ago

Brings back good memories - the Flat Iron is my favourite building in NY

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Domã©Lia 11 years, 3 months ago

très belle perspective !

11 years, 3 months ago Edited
Maria 11 years, 3 months ago

It's such a beautiful building. I used to work in that neighborhood and pass by it each day. Great shot Marco. :)

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