When I think about New York City, I tend to think about architecture and the many iconic buildings in Manhattan. My favorite building in New York is the Flatiron Building. During construction, many people believed it’s wedge shaped footprint was not strong enough to hold under the high winds exerted on buildings of this height. It was a very modern building for the time.
So far so good: 100 years later the Flatiron is still standing tall. I view the Flatiron as New York City’s underdog. I can think of several times in my life when I was the underdog. I may not have come out on top every single instance but I have also overcome circumstances when some believed I would fail. Can you relate? The Flatiron reminds me of those victories.