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CaptionThe Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in New York City located on the east side of Manhattan in the Turtle Bay area at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1 046 feet 319 m --- --- --- It is still the tallest brick building in the world albeit with an internal steel skeleton. --- --- --- The Chrysler Building was designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler who built it himself rather than his car corporation so that his children could inherit it. --- --- --- The Chrysler Building is a leading example of Art Deco architecture. The corners of the 61st floor are graced with eagles ; on the 31st floor the corner ornamentation are replicas of the 1929 Chrysler radiator caps. --- --- --- The Chrysler Building has been shown in several movies that take place in New York. In the summer of 2005 New York's own Skyscraper Museum asked one hundred architects builders critics engineers historians and scholars among others to choose their 10 favorites among 25 New York towers. The Chrysler Building came in first place as 90% of them placed the building in their top-10 favorite buildings.
HeadlineThe Chrysler Building is celebrated for its art-deco terraced crown -composed of seven radiating delightful arches which for decades has made it the most popular feature of the Manhattan skyline
KeywordsArt-deco Worlds-tallest-structure
Copyright Noticeen.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Chrysler_Building
URLhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Building

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