|New York City's iconic Chrysler Building is back in the news after being sold. Note the stainless steel and brick exterior. Once the tallest building in the world at its completion in 1930, it is now the 8th tallest in Manhattan.|
The recent sale of New York City’s brilliant Art Deco-style Chrysler Building to new owners has piqued new interest in the stainless steel clad, 77-story skyscraper’s history, which is 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.
|Automaker William Chrysler|
|Architect William Van Alen|
|Vintage aerial shows the Chrysler Building during its short one year (1930-31) reign as the world tallest building|
|(Top) Photographer Margaret Bourke-White in 1930; one of her images (above).|
|Forty-third Street Entry|
|At the dawn of 1930, a skyscraper war raged in Manhattan as three mega high rise towers |
were under construction: Chrysler building, 40 Wall Street (above) and the Empire State Building (below).