Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Ave
at 42nd Street
New York NY 10174-0001 USA

geo: 40.7519315,-73.9755840
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This New York landmark was built in 1928-1930 in the Art Deco style. At 1,048 feet in height, with 77 floors, the Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world from 1930 to 1931. ''The eccentric crescent-shaped steps of the spire were made of stainless steel (or rather, similar nirosta chrome-nickel steel) as a stylized sunburst motif, and underneath it steel gargoyles, depicting American eagles, stare over the city. Sculptures modeled after Chrysler automobile radiator caps decorate the lower setbacks, along with ornaments of car wheels.'' Read more »

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