The construction of the building started in the year 1928 and by 1930 it was completed making it the tallest building in the world till 1931. During that time it is said there was an intense competition among architects and builders on who will build the world’s tallest structure. Chrysler building was built at a very fast pace, with some two floors being built every week.
It was designed by architect Van Alen for project of Walter Chrysler on whose name building is named. The building is an example of the Art Deco architecture. With metal claddings and steel frames, the building is constructed of masonry. It is a prominent landmark of the New York City. The terrace of Chrysler Building is the most amazing part of its architecture. It comprises of many radiating arches, and is in design of a crown. The building currently has more than 3800 windows on its facade.
Most notable part that I found about Chrysler Building was the eagles that adorn its corners. The majestic eagles are placed on the 61st floor of the building. Every time people that walk nearby the building, they take out sometime too admire its beauty and might. Chrysler Building truly is one of the most impressive of the New York’s buildings along with the Empire State Building. The building represents Manhattan more than any other; it is the epitome of New York.
After doing with the Chrysler Builder, we were ready for the final destination of our New York trip, the St Patrick’s cathedral.