Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Paris Flat Iron


I took this photo at the corner of rue de Hanovre and rue du 4 septembre, a street that starts near the Opera. It made me think right away of the Flat iron in New York City. Of course it has only 5 or 6 stories (vs 22 stories for the NYC one!). It's a beautiful building - typical of some of the Paris architecture), but I have been totally unable to find any information about it. 

30 comments:

  1. Wow!! So cool! I want to live there. : )

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  2. I´d love to see what the appartments of this building looks like.

    Great building indeed!

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  3. I know this building—used to work not far from here. Not to be disloyal to my own local landmark, but I think this building is prettier than the Flatiron.

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  4. It's gorgeous! Thanks for showing it to us, Eric.

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  5. Oh and Alexa, you're not really being disloyal, just objective.

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  6. I admire the deep depth of field at the base of the photo. The building looks rather like the Flatiron Building in Toronto - same sort of scale. I worked in Toronto's Flatiron for a while and it can be a tad confusing that architectural style when moving about the building. More on Toronto's Flatiron here: http://www.aviewoncities.com/toronto/flatiron.htm and good photo here: http://archiseek.com/2009/1892-gooderham-building-toronto-ontario/ @extradiagetic

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  7. this must be one of the more often photographed buildings.... i alone must have some dozens of pixies of it - it's so lovely, brave, standing there in the middle of the muddle of Paris around it... a beauty - have you thought of putting your quest to ADAM of
    http://parisisinvisible.blogspot.fr/ ??? He surely will do that if he hasn't already done so! I only subscribed to his excellent blog some time ago and wouldn't know about former posts.

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  8. Would love to live on the top floor, is that a roofterrace?
    But thn I wouldn't get a balcony...
    Choices, choises...

    You captured it great as always Eric!

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  9. Don't recall this building. Will look out for it. The girls ride began this morning.

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  10. The building was constructed in 1880, according to this real estate Web site:
    http://www.meilleursagents.com/prix-immobilier/m2/rue-du-quatre-septembre-4192/26/

    Here's a photo of the building in 1910:
    http://parisavant.com/index.php?showimage=1592

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  11. It's a beauty ~ like Monica, I'd love to see the interiors!

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  12. I would say it is more Gooderham Building in Toronto
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooderham_Building

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  13. Don't worry Alexa, I also think the Paris building is prettier. Though the NYC building is very grand.

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  14. This building is stunningly beautiful!

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  15. That is absolutely beautiful. And can you imagine the views? And the light? Oh, for windows on both sides of an apartment! Beautiful.

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  16. I don't suppose this is old enough to have been photographed by Atget or Marville? I must look at my books and see.

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  17. It's a building which has been made interesting by virtue of the limitations of the site. Looked at from the other sides its's just another very nice Parisian building but shot from its 'good side' it is transformed into this charming tower-like edifice. I think you have shown her in her best light Eric. She will be pleased. :-)

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  18. WOW, so cool. What a beautiful building! Such class!

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  19. There's a Flatiron in San Francisco too -- it's 10 stories. The architecture reminds me of the Paris Flatiron a little.

    Merci for sharing.

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  20. I was goin gto mention San Fran's version, too. I have a photo of it in my kitchen. I think it's the only non-French thing in my house.

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  21. I'm glad you liked this building, cause I do (and to be honest, I never noticed it until I took the photo).

    It's interesting to see there are flat irons everywhere in the world!

    Don't miss tonight's post, there a little game quizz!!

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  22. what an awesome shot, Eric, complete with bushes sticking out of her head! One of these days I will get lost in the Opera area and stumble upon her. Doesn't look like the sidewalks are crazy-busy like Hausmann.
    BTW, any dates for the picnic this year?

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  23. Eric - shockingly close to NYC's Flatiron!

    http://newyorkdailyphoto.com/nydppress/?p=995

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  24. Excellent post for sharing. I will recommend it to all of my friends.

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  25. Catching up on my PDP and this is an amazing shot of this lovely building...I have passed it in my travels but didn't think of it as a Flatiron Building...Silly Me.

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  26. I think it's charming... absolute!

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  27. I took the San Francisco shot as well. It's probably obligatory to do so.

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  28. Ca alors! Can't believe I've never seen this building. Next time I go back home I will go there...
    A parisian exiled in Colorado :>)

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  29. Eric
    How strange...... I took this same photo only a few days later ....
    Did you notice the amazing glazed tile
    building to the left of this flat-iron
    apartment ? I could not find any info
    on it .
    Ken Boyd

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