The Chrysler Building

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15-B William Van Alen, The Chrysler Building, 1926–1930 William Van Alen (1883–1954), The Chrysler Building, 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue, New York, 1926–1930. Steel frame, brick, concrete, masonry, and metal cladding, height 1046 ft. (318.82 m). 15-B.1 Chrysler Building, New York City, 1930. Photographic print. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 15-B.2 Detail. Steeple of the Chrysler Building in New York. © Photo Company/zefa/CORBIS. 15-B.3 Detail. Workers waterproofing Art Deco stainless steel eagle ornament of sixty-first floor. © Nathan Benn/CORBIS. 15-B.4 Detail. Thirty-first floor decoration based on radiator cap and hubcap designs. Photograph by Scott Murphy, Ambient Images, Inc. 15-B.5 Detail. Art Deco elevator doors at the Chrysler Building. © Nathan Benn/CORBIS.


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