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Embossed Flatiron Building, New York

Completed in 1902 and originally called the Fuller Building, this landmark skyscraper was one of the tallest buildings in NYC.
It sits on a triangular lot at Fifth Ave and Broadway and is an iconic image of  Manhatten.
The term 'flatiron' is derived from its resemblence to a clothes iron.

The detail  picture is from a different spoon

spoon Singer Building, New York
Engraved Singer Building, New York

At its completion in 1908 it was the world's tallest building at 47 stories,  but it soon lost that title.
The architect was Ernest Flagg who built in the popular Beaux-arts style at the request of his patron, Frederick Bourne, the CEO of the
Singer Sewing Machine Co.
This building was demolished in 1968 and still retains the title of the tallest building to be demolished.
The new building is now called 1 Liberty Plaza.

spoon Abraham Straus department store, New York
Engraved Abraham Straus department store, New York

This is the building that never was.
In 1928 Abrahan and Straus announced that a new 10 story flagship building would be built on Fulton St.
and apparently this beautiful sterling gold washed spoon in the Art Deco style was created for the announcement.
However, the Great Depression intervened and the building was NEVER  built.

spoon Metropolitan Building, New York
Embossed Metropolitan Building, New York

Built in 1909, the Met Life Tower was the world's tallest building for 3 years
until the Woolworth building was completed.
The tower was modeled after the Campanile in Venice by architect Napoleon LeBrun.

spoon Woolworth Building, New York
Engraved Woolworth Building, New York
Completed by architect Cass Gilbert in 1913 , this was the tallest building in the world and it is still among the 50 tallest buildings in the USA.
F.W. Woolworth, the owner of the very successful F.W. Woolworth Co which sold merchandise for a nickel or a dime, commissioned the building in 1910.
It has been a NYC landmark since it opened.

spoon U.S. Sub Treasury building, Wallstreet, New York
embossed U.S. Sub Treasury building, Wallstreet, New York

At this site George Washington took the oath of office as the first President and this site  was also
the home of the first Congress, the first Supreme Court and the first Executive branch office.
The current building was a customs  house and later served as a US sub-Treasury building.
It is now a museum and memorial to George Washington.

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From 1899 to 1908 this was the world's largest office building

Pictured in the center of this photo ca. 1902

ny obelisk spoon central park
This spoon also pictures the giant 3500 year old obelisk of  Pharaoh Thutmose III
in Central Park

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