Chrysler Building

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Automobile tycoon, Walter P. Chrysler commissioned architect William Van Alen to design the highest building in the world, a record it was to hold for a year until the Empire State Building was inaugurated. While no longer the tallest, the Chrysler Building remains one of the most extraordinary examples of Art deco, with its successive tiers, use of gargoyles in the shape of eagle's heads (evocative of automobile hoods), alternating curved lines and sharp triangles and the summit that is reminiscent of the chrome work on 1930s cars.

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405 Lexington Ave. at E. 42nd St, 10017 New York

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