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.
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.