The Chrysler Building an Art Deco Icon

Designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler

At 1,046 feet (319 m), the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before the Empire State Building was completed in 1931

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3,826,000 bricks were manually laid to create the non-loadbearing walls of the skyscraper


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It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid 50s





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31st floor: The corner ornamentation are replicas of the 1929 Chrysler radiator caps


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The Chrysler Building is renowned and recognized for its terraced crown


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Although the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it.

Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it.


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The corners of the 61st floor are graced with eagles


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Lamp of the hall of the Chrysler Building

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Murals

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Lexington Ave exit Chrysler Building


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42nd St exit Chrysler Building


Elevators

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77 Floors

32 Elevators


Woodwork inside elevators

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The Chrysler Building is considered a leading example of Art Deco architecture


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The building was built at an average of 4 floors per week.

Despite the hectic construction pace no workers died during the building of this skyscraper


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Tony Hisgett

Chrysler Building Lobby vent decoration


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