This red-brick building is one of Toronto's historic landmark, located at the triangular intersection at Front and Wellington Streets in downtown Toronto. This is the first of the famous flatiron buildings in North-America, it was built in 1892 in Romanesque style. There is nice terracotta ornamentation on the frieze and above the arched windows, an example is shown in the Workshop. It was the head office of the Gooderham & Worts distillery until 1952, they sold it in 1957, since then several different clients rented office space in the building. Also visible on the picture two other notable buildings, on the left the 53 storey Canada Trust tower which is part of the Brookfield Place development, and the white 57 storey CIBC tower of the Commerce Court complex on the right.
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npecanhuk (67530) 2014-01-27 17:02
It's a nice building and a great contrast between its style and the other ones' in the background!
Although I miss a better management of light, I do enjoy the vertical format, the chosen pov and the composition!
PaulVDV (23073) 2014-01-27 19:03
A very remarkable building in this cityscape.
It is clearly distinct from the buildings in the background, evident in style and in colour.
Taken from the best angle.
Best regards, Paul
emka (81962) 2014-01-27 23:50
It looks indeed similar to its more known cousin from NYC. I like the contrast of this strong red and other greyish buildings. And i like so much these fire stairs. The building behind is also interesting. Lovely shot.
Warm regrads Malgo
Noel_Byrne (25820) 2014-01-28 9:17
This is a really excellent combination of important historical, and important modern architecture. Your perspective to make the older flatiron look so tall is very nicely chosen, and there is a great sense of scale on all the buildings because you have included the street level. Beautiful light, and the depth of field is notable too.
Thanks as always
pierrefonds (58355) 2014-01-28 10:41
The architecture of the building is an eye catcher. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the building. The goos luminosity is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (29511) 2014-01-29 7:40
Beautiful but very interesting looking building in that it is so narrow! Love the design it reminds me of San Francisco. Nicely captured with good details. WEll done, tfs.
fotka (3693) 2014-04-14 6:37
Nice combination of old and modern architecture. The red color of the building makes an excellent contrast with blueish skyscrapers. Great colors, light and sharpness.