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Chrysler Building


Description from yahoo

Completed in 1930, this towering edifice was the first construction project to rise higher than the Eiffel Tower. This leadership was to be short-lived, however, as The Empire State Building was built 1,048 feet taller only a few months later. The Chrysler Building still holds people's interest both culturally and architecturally. Walter Chrysler commissioned its construction in honor of his success in the automobile industry, which is reflected in its flamboyant Read more

Description from tripadvisor

This Art Deco masterpiece is actually no longer the property of the auto manufacturer. Read more

Description from frommers

Built as Chrysler Corporation headquarters in 1930 (they moved out decades ago), this is perhaps the 20th century's most romantic architectural achievement, especially at night when the lights in its triangular openings play off its steely crown. As you admire its facade, be sure to note the gargoyles reaching out from the upper floors, looking for all the world like Streamline-Gothic hood ornaments. You may recall the picture of Margaret Bourke-White, Read more

Description from wikipedia

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. Standing at high,[http://skyscraperpage.com/cities/?buildingID=83 The Chrysler Building - SkyscraperPage.com] it was briefly the world's tallest building before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931 (...) Read more

Address: 405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017

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