Bonus #2: Each Floor Has Really High Ceiling Heights

Former Art department of St. Martin's press
Former Art department of St. Martin’s press

Because of the drop ceilings that were added for mechanical needs, it can be hard to see just how high the ceilings are inside each floor of the Flatiron Building. But you can catch an almost full-height ceiling in the former art department of St. Martin’s Press, an imprint of Macmillan publishers (and of course in CEO John Sargent’s office). In the photo above, you can see how the top of the windows is cut off still – something that could be easily changed with a new renovation. Another way to sense the ceiling heights is to compare the Flatiron Building to the building right across Broadway, which has roughly the same total height as the Flatiron Building about only 30 floors, compared to the Flatiron’s 21.

Former Art department of St. Martin's press
A rounded window in an office in the Flatiron Building

Another appealing aspect of the Flatiron Building is its relatively small core due to its unique shape. This means, says Sonny, just about anywhere someone sits, “A) They have a window and B) They have a view.” Some of the windows are actually curved, which certainly makes sense with the shape of the building.