The New York architect famous for his design of the Singer Building, Ernest Flagg often exhibited in the T-Square Club/Philadelphia Chapter AIA exhibitions in the late 1800s and early 1900s. When controversy arose over the height and impact of New York skyscrapers around the time of World War I, Flagg and Philadelphia architect D. Knickerbacher Boyd were influential in crafting the rules that led to the passing of New York's zoning ordiance regulating the height and profile of tall buildings.
From a citation in the Philadelphia Real Estate Record and Builders Guide it appears that Flagg maintained a satellite office in Philadelphia in 1911, but that "109 Broad Street" mentioned in the PRERBG is actually in New York city.
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