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
3,826,000 bricks were manually laid to create the non-loadbearing walls of the skyscraper
It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid 50s
31st floor: The corner ornamentation are replicas of the 1929 Chrysler radiator caps
The Chrysler Building is renowned and recognized for its terraced crown
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.
The corners of the 61st floor are graced with eagles
Lamp of the hall of the Chrysler Building
Lexington Ave exit Chrysler Building
42nd St exit Chrysler Building
Woodwork inside elevators
The Chrysler Building is considered a leading example of Art Deco architecture
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
Chrysler Building Lobby vent decoration