7. There’s a Balcony Office in the Flatiron Building


When the Flatiron Building opened, there was a publisher on the 19th floor called P.J. Woodhouse. In a nice connection with history, the most recent tenant of the 19th floor was also a publisher, Macmillan Publishers and its imprints. In the front prow of the building was the office of John Sargent, CEO of Macmillan Publishers. The light-filled office is replete with a curved balcony looking north onto Madison Square Park. Here, you can get up close to the building’s exterior details with two large Corinthian columns and the top of a terra-cotta medallion visible.

Columns on the balcony

The office was decorated with art by Sargent’s mother, and the prints actually appeared in the film Mr. Popper’s Penguins, which used the building and office as a filming location. Macmillan left the building in 2019.