In an interview with The Huffington New York, the company behind the popular building firm said the demolition of their iconic tower was likely to occur at the end of the year, according to the Associated Press.
“We expect to start the demolition process around the end [of] December,” Flatiron Construction Co. co-founder John D. Cramer said.
According to the AP, the construction of the tower was the subject of a lawsuit that alleged the company was illegally evicted from their home on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan in 2010.
Cramer said the tower is a testament to the building’s longevity.
“It is a timeless structure, a building that has stood the test of time and will continue to endure,” he said.
The Flatiron Building was constructed in 1879 and was once home to a number of famous architects, including Louis Sullivan, architect of the Brooklyn Bridge, and Frederick Law Olmsted, a prominent architect of New York City.
In October, a court in Brooklyn ruled that the Flatiron building could stay standing.
The Flatirons’ iconic tower stands atop a block of Fifth Avenue between West 44th and West 48th Streets in New York.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)The FlatIron Construction Company is also one of the most famous building firms in the United States.
Its iconic flatiron tower sits atop the building at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue.
The Flat Iron Building was the first of many buildings built in the city by the company, which also includes a number other landmark buildings like the Empire State Building and the World Trade Center.