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Flatiron Building by Ken Nickerson

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Taken by
Ken Nickerson Ken Nickerson
Explore score
0.18 Gigapixels
Date added
Mar 03, 2009
Date taken
Mar 03, 2009

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gooderham_Building Will open in a new tab or windowmaps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=109544590296372465502.000459936bffc79ce530c&ll=43.65005,-79.375105&spn=0.056515,0.072269&z=14&iwloc=0004643f864c4cb0c7516 Will open in a new tab or windowThe red brick Gooderham Building (commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building) at 49 Wellington Street East in Toronto, Ontario, Canada is located on the eastern edge of the city's financial district (east of Yonge Street), on the north side of the Front Street (St. Lawrence) neighbourhood wedged between Front Street and Wellington Street, where they join up to form a triangular intersection. Although a prominent landmark both for its colour and shape, it is only five storeys high. It is also the first flatiron building in a major city.

It was built in 1892. The previous building was shorter but in the same shape and was called the Coffin Block. It was built by architect David Roberts, Jr. and originally cost $18,000 to construct for distiller George Gooderham, son of the founder William Gooderham. It was the office of the Gooderham & Worts distillery until 1952 and sold by the Gooderham Estate in 1957.

It is well-known both for its narrow wedge shape, and for the mural on its back wall, which uses a trompe l'oeil effect to not only make the wall appear to have more windows than it does, but to also give it a more mobile effect by having its edges 'fluttering' away where they are not 'tacked' down. The mural, called Trompe.d'oille, was created by renowned Canadian artist Derek Michael Besant. The mural is a picture of the Perkins Building, which is located directly across the street. Saved by David and Thomas Walsh, restoration took place in 1998 by the owners Michael and Anne Tippin. The building was declared a historic site in 1975 and is now managed and owned by Woodcliffe Corporation.

Gigapan Comments (2)

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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (March 28, 2009, 04:34PM )

    Ken, Check your Google Map link.. it does not work. Do this: copy it and go to tinyurl.com and paste the link in and create a new URL. I did this one for you... tinyurl.com/cksn2p Will open in
a new tab or window.Your GigaPans are very interesting ... you should take more and more often too.

  2. Fraser Anderson

    Fraser Anderson (March 03, 2009, 10:03PM )

    Finally - a pic from Canada. Thanks Ken. Once Gigapan releases thier SLR model I've got all sorts of things to shoot in Southern Ontario. Nice Work!

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GigaPan Stitcher version 0.4.3865 (Macintosh)
Panorama size: 180 megapixels (10626 x 17018 pixels)
Input images: 48 (4 columns by 12 rows)
Field of view: 33.9 degrees wide by 54.2 degrees high (top=48.6, bottom=-5.7)
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot G10
Image size: 4416x3312 (14.6 megapixels)
Capture time: 2009-03-03 11:21:51 - 2009-03-03 11:25:18
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.025 - 0.166667
ISO: 100
Focal length (35mm equiv.): unknown
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Fixed
Exposure mode: Automatic
Horizontal overlap: 7.3 to 78.2 percent
Vertical overlap: 60.1 to 63.0 percent
Computer stats: 2048 MB RAM, 2 CPUs
Total time 2:40:08 (3:20 per picture)
Alignment: 3:00, Projection: 5:51, Blending: 2:31:17

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