Chrysler Building

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405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174
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    Grand Central – 42nd Street

Chrysler Building

The city of skyscrapers offers the tourist, another landmark building, the Chrysler Building, was built between 1928 and 1930 is an art deco style, is visible from several points of the city thanks to its 320 meters of height. When built, fought to be one of the tallest buildings in the city, which resulted in a principle thanks to the antenna that has at its tip. However, he held that record a very short time, until it was lifted the Empire State Building. The most striking aspect of this skyscraper is located on the top, and are some of eagle heads that are on the ledge of the floor 61. A little further down, in the 31, in each corner of the ledge there is a reproduction of a piece of a Chrysler with wings. The visual impact of the building lies in the wealth of the forms and use of the materials, in particular the metal plates, which reflect the light of the sun. The needle, is built on the basis of cones that fit over each other, and it doesn't look like any of the tops of the skyscrapers of the same era, inspired by the exhibition of Decorative Arts in Paris (1925), the lobby triangular with inputs and outputs to the sides, is illuminated in a way very theatrical and decorated with stainless steel, marble and granite african from around the world. In the roof there is a huge mural of 36 meter long by 26 meters wide painted by Edward Trumbull that represents images of progress, the transport and energy. Another feature of the lobby are the lifts. There are a total of 32 and all are different, manufactured with american hardwoods and from different parts of the world. Located on the east side of Manhattan, in the 405 of Lexington Avenue and at the intersection of 42nd Street. The entrance to the Chrysler building is free, there is no access beyond the visitor's entrance of the building. The lobby of the building is open to the public from 8 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. In 2005, the Museum of skyscrapers of New York chose the Chrysler building as the first, between their 10 favorite buildings.

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