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Let’s take a  look at the History of the Chrysler building

Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building by David Shankbone Retouched.jpg
Record height
Tallest in the world from May 27, 1930[1][2] to May 1, 1931[3][I]
Preceded by 40 Wall Street
Surpassed by Empire State Building
General information
Type Office
Architectural style Art Deco
Location 405 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, New York 10174
Coordinates 40°45′6.12″N73°58′31.08″WCoordinates40°45′6.12″N 73°58′31.08″W
Groundbreaking September 18, 1928[4]
Completed May 27, 1930[1][2]
Owner Abu Dhabi Investment Council (90%)
Tishman Speyer (10%)
Height
Antenna spire 1,046 ft (318.9 m)[5]
Roof 925 ft (282 m)
Top floor 899 ft (274 m)[5]
Technical details
Floor count 77[5][6]
Floor area 1,196,958 sq ft (111,201.0 m2)[7]
Lifts/elevators 32[5]
Design and construction
Architect William Van Alen
Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building is located in New York City

Chrysler Building
Location in New York City

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Architectural style Art Deco
NRHP reference # 76001237
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 1976[9]
Designated NHL December 8, 1976[10]
Designated NYCL Exterior and interior: September 12, 1978[8]
References
[5][11]

The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco–style skyscraper located on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan in New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in the Turtle Bay neighborhood of Manhattan. At 1,046 feet (318.9 m), the structure was the world’s tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.[5][12] It is the tallest brick building in the world with a steel framework. As of 2018, the Chrysler is the sixth-tallest building in the city, tied with The New York Times Building.[13]

Originally a project of real estate developer and former New York State Senator William H. Reynolds, the building was constructed by Walter Chrysler, the head of the Chrysler Corporation, and served as the corporation’s headquarters from 1930 until the mid-1950s. The Chrysler Building’s construction was characterized by a competition with 40 Wall Street and the Empire State Building to become the world’s tallest building. Although the Chrysler Building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for its construction and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it.

When the Chrysler Building opened, there were mixed reviews of the building’s design, ranging from its being inane and unoriginal to that it was modernist and iconic. Perceptions of the building have slowly evolved into its now being seen as a paragon of the Art Deco architectural style; and in 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America’s Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.

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