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  BUILDING BIG: Databank: Chrysler Building
Not only was the Chrysler Building the world's tallest structure, it was also one of the most decorated office buildings in the world.
Today, the Chrysler Building is recognized as New York City's greatest display of Art Deco, a decorative style characterized by sharp angular or zigzag surface forms and ornaments.
Walter Chrysler never paid architect William Van Alen for his work on the Chrysler Building because he believed Van Alen was involved in some suspicious financial arrangements with the building's contractors.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/chrysler.html   (319 words)

  
  Chrysler Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Chrysler Building is a skyscraper and distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,046 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue.
Despite being overtaken by the Empire State Building as the tallest building in the world during the 1930s, the Chrysler Building is still the tallest brick building in the world.
The Chrysler Building is an example of Art Deco architecture, and the distinctive ornamentation of the tower is based on features that were then being used on Chrysler automobiles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chrysler_Building   (1026 words)

  
 New York's most glorious skyscraper: the Chrysler Building
The Chrysler Building is indisputably the gem of the city's skyline.
The Chrysler Building, on Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street, was completed in the spring of 1930, but the most significant triumph in its construction had occurred several months before.
In the '30s, the 66th, 67th and 68th floors of the Chrysler Building were devoted to a speakeasy known as the Cloud Club, which was appointed with lavish pink marble bathrooms and a gleaming bar of Bavarian wood.
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 The Chrysler Building | A Famed New York Attraction
The Chrysler Building, located at 42nd and Lexington, in midtown Manhattan, is an elegant example of Art Deco, "Jazz Age" architecture.
Chrysler found his building, plans, and architect in a deal where he acquired the proposed building and site for an 84-year lease from cash-strapped developer William H. Reynolds.
The Chrysler building was completed in October of 1929, the largest structure in the world.
www.newyorkjourney.com /chrysler_building.htm   (609 words)

  
 The Midtown Book - The Chrysler Building
Chrysler had Van Alen incorporate some decorative designs associated with automobiles on the facades, namely simulated hubcaps near the top of one rung of setbacks and great stainless steel eagle gargoyles, two at each of the shaft's four major corners.
A Chrysler East building at 666 Third Avenue was built in 1951 at the eastern end of the same block, but the intervening low-rise, mid-block properties were never assembled.
The recladding of the East Building on Third Avenue was attractively finished in green glass although its contextural relationship to the Chrysler Building is rather ambiguous.
www.thecityreview.com /chryslerb.html   (1703 words)

  
 NEW YORK SCRAPERS - ART DECO II
The building incorporates a (literally) breathtaking array of sports activities: a golf range on the seventh floor, a basketball court on the eighth, a full-size sports swimming pool on the 12th (illuminated at night only by the underwater lights), a boxing ring on the 18th, as well as other health club-related activities.
The building was the brain-child of John J. Raskob, the vice-precident of General Motors, who wanted this new building to exceed the height of the rival car manufacturer's Chrysler Building, still under construction when the plans were released on August 29, 1929.
A testimony of the building's structural strength is the fact that when in July 1945 a twin-engined bomber crashed on the 79th floor of the building, killing fourteen people, the damage to the building was confined to the outer wall as well as fires inside, although one engine ripped right through the whole building.
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 Chrysler Building - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world building from 1930 to 1931.
The Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world from 1930 to 1931.
The Chrysler Building was also the tallest structure in the world from 1930 to 1931.
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 Chrysler Building
Chrysler took over the lease of the office building when it was in construction, hired William Van Alen to create a monument to his growing company and, allegedly, asked the architect to build the highest building constructed to date.
To beat out his competitors who were also trying to build the world's tallest building, Van Alen erected a 185-foot spire on the top of the tower which was secretly delivered to the site in sections and raised to the top in a mere 90 minutes.
One of the first large buildings to use metal extensively on the exterior, the building's ornament makes reference to the automobile, the quintessential symbol of the machine age.
www.nyu.edu /classes/finearts/nyc/grand/chrysler.html   (279 words)

  
 Chrysler Building in New York.
Chrysler Building is one of the most well-known buildnings in the world.
Chrysler Building is build by well polished chrome steel that are glimmering even when it is cloudy over Manhattan.
When the building was under construction it was a struggle in town and in the world which building that should be the tallest city building.
www.ilovenewyork.se /nyc_guide_chrystler_en.asp   (309 words)

  
 The Chrysler Building   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The book mostly focuses on the building of the skyscraper in the 30's and my only qualm with the book is the lack of current photos of the building, but that is a minor critisism and should not reflect on the overall excellent quality of the book.
The Chrysler Building - Salon - The Chrysler Building is shorter than its fellow art deco triumph, the Empire State Building (which took its place as the tallest building in the world only a few months after the Chrysler...
Chrysler Building - The building was landmarked in 1978 and it is now owned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company.
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 SkyscraperModels.us - Chrysler Building - New York, New York, United States
Completed in 1930, the Chrysler Building is a distinctive symbol of New York City, standing 1,046 feet (319 m) high on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue.
The Chrysler Building is an example of Art Deco architecture, and the distinctive ornamentation of the tower is based on the hubcaps that were then being used on Chrysler automobiles.
The building is also arguably the best example of the Art Deco period of New York architecture, which was noted as perhaps the most beautiful period of development of buildings in the city.
www.skyscrapermodels.us /models/Chrysler_Building_NYC.html   (368 words)

  
 Chrysler Building - Icon of the modern age
he Chrysler Building was a decided break from the gothic and classical spires that had come before, exampled by the Woolworth Building.
Chrysler did not did not instruct Van Allen to radically change the building's form, but to increase its height to 925 feet and add some decorative touches to herald his cars.
The Empire State Building is on the left, folowed by the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler Building, the Manhattan Bank, the Woolworth Tower, and other, older skyscrapers.
www.fortunecity.com /victorian/statue/1287/English/ArtDeco/chrysler/icon.htm   (558 words)

  
 Chrysler Building and 42nd Street: New York History
Chrysler was not alone in recognizing the potential of the East Side.
The Chrysler Building was completed in 1930, on the site of one of the city's once most recognizable structures, the all-but-forgotten turn-of-the-century Bloomingdale Brewery, at the time the city's largest beer-maker.
Unable to complete it because of the financial downturn, Reynolds sold the unfinished building to Chrysler, who financed it out of his own pocket, boasting that no corporate funds would be used, thus ensuring that his sons would one day inherit his personal monument to his own greatness.
www.newyorkhistory.info /42nd-Street/chryslerbuilding.html   (451 words)

  
 Chrysler Building
At the beginning of the 20th century, the race for the tallest building in the world started and the Chrysler Building was the first building to top the then highest building, the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The Chrysler building was in a race with the Bank of Manhattan for obtaining the title of highest building in the world.
The Chrysler building is one of the last skyscrapers in the Art Deco style.
www.newyorkbestoffer.com /nyc/chrysler.htm   (243 words)

  
 Chrysler Building
At the beginning of the 20th century, the race for the tallest building in the world started and the Chrysler Building was the first building to top the then highest building, the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The Chrysler building was in a race with the Bank of Manhattan for obtaining the title of highest building in the world.
The Chrysler building is one of the last skyscrapers in the Art Deco style.
newyorkbestoffer.com /nyc/chrysler.htm   (243 words)

  
 Chrysler Celebrates 75 Years of a New York Landmark
He conceived the building as family business independent of the auto industry, and decided the city was the perfect stage for an exuberant architectural statement.
During the extensive renovations to the Chrysler Building that began in 1998, Tishman Speyer Properties focused on the preservation of the classic features, painstaking repair and restoration of the landmark facade and state-of-the-art improvement of the interior systems and mechanics.
For its companion property, Chrysler East, the focus was on refreshing its street presence with glass cladding and reaching out to its neighbor with added square footage, creating compelling new spaces with dramatic views of the Chrysler Building's Art Deco details.
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 Chrysler Building - Virtual NYC Tour
At the time the building was erected, the builders of New York were in the throes of a stiff competition to build the world's tallest skyscraper.
The Chrysler building was constructed at an average rate of 4 floors per week, and no workers were killed during construction.
When the building first opened it contained a public viewing gallery near the top, which a few years later was changed into a restaurant, but neither of these enterprises was able to be financially self sustaining during the Great Depression and the former observation floor became a private club.
www.virtualnyctour.com /directoryItem118.htm   (510 words)

  
 New York Architecture Images-  Chrysler Building
Chrysler's bid to put up the tallest building in the world, a monument to himself and American capitalism, was in jeopardy.
Chrysler was soon overshadowed by Raskob, who had hired Al Smith, the former presidential candidate and New York governor, as a front man. In December 1929, Smith announced to his old pals in the press that the Empire State Building would rise 202 feet taller than the Chrysler Building.
However, the Chrysler Building remains the world's tallest brick building.[2][3] After the destruction of the World Trade Center, it was again the second tallest building in New York City until December 2007, when the spire was raised on the 365.8 m (1,200 ft) Bank of America building, pushing the Chrysler Building into third position.
www.nyc-architecture.com /MID/MID021.htm   (2768 words)

  
 chrysler building information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The history and context of the reception of the Chrysler Building and the skyscraper in the 1930s.
The Chrysler building was in a race with the...
Deco style, the lobby of Chrysler Building is clad in different marbles, onyx...
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 Chrysler Building - Landmarks - New York Magazine
The polished chromium nickel of the building gleams even when it's cloudy; decorative gargoyles roost on the 59th floor, eagles on the 61st, and there are elements on the exterior of the building modeled after those that adorned the 1926 Chrysler.
At the time the Chrysler was being constructed, there was a fierce battle to erect the city's tallest building.
When the Chrysler Building was completed in 1929, the Bank of Manhattan building was still taller by more than 60 feet.
nymag.com /listings/attraction/chrysler-building   (425 words)

  
 NY Chrysler Building
The Chrysler building was built amid a 'skyscraper war' then raging in New York City.
Walter P. Chrysler wanted his building to be especially memorable, one that would not merely 'scrape the sky but positively pierce it'.
The Chrysler building is considered by many to be the most beautiful skyscraper in the world.
www.what-where-info.com /usny_chrysler_building.htm   (320 words)

  
 Chrysler Building, New York City / Emporis.com
This was the tallest building in the world from 1930 to 1931, when it was surpassed by the Empire State Building.
After an intense competition to become the world's tallest building, the Chrysler deposed The Trump Building from a brief reign as the city's and the world's tallest building when its spire was installed.
The lowest occupancy rate in the building's history was 17% during the recession in the early 1970s.
www.emporis.com /en/wm/bu/?id=114867   (912 words)

  
 Chrysler Building * New York City, USA * William Van Allen * 1930
The Chrysler Building (1930) surpassed the Eiffel Tower to become the world's tallest structure.
The building might as well be a car, definitely an object worthy of a cathedral like building in modern day America.
The Chrysler Building held the title of world's tallest building until 1931 when the Empire State Building (also in Midtown Manhattan) took the title.
www.csus.edu /indiv/s/shawg/idee/images/1.html   (269 words)

  
 Chrysler Building   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The glamorous Chrysler Building, with its elegant spire, is the "prima donna" of skyscrapers.
The building was carefully constructed to appeal to passersby at the street level in that the lavish entrances are very inviting and the huge lobby is brightly-lit.
The building can be seen for miles, and since its spire was cleaned in 1995, it gleams as brilliantly as it did in 1930, when it was first completed.
www.cob.montevallo.edu /WestSA/chrysler.htm   (180 words)

  
 CHRYSLER BUILDING - AN ART DECO ICON - New York Post
The Chrysler Building was one of a new type of structure called a skyscraper.
During the construction of the building however, Chrysler's former businesspartner- turned-rival, H. Craig Severance, was building his own 927 foot structure - the Bank of Manhattan at 40 Wall St. Van Alen had intentionally announced that the Chrysler Building would be 925 feet.
The modern and elegant building had steel gargoyles in homage to the automotive age, and was the first to use stainless steel on a large exposed outside structure.
www.nypost.com /seven/04112008/news/cextra/chrysler_building___an_art_deco_icon_105974.htm   (719 words)

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