Bonus #1: The Staircases Are Made of Cast Iron
Both Sonny and Courtney L. Adham, the Executive Managing Director; Marketing & Strategic Initiatives of GFP, have a soft spot for the staircases of the Flatiron Building. The handrails are made of wood but the posts and banisters are made of cast iron and filled with decorative details. “To do this today would cost millions and millions of dollars,” says Adham.
Fun fact: Sonny says that the staircase was actually built by Swedes and about a decade ago had two elderly visitors whose great-grandfather worked on the building. They brought his union card and were specifically visiting to see the staircase.