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The Chrysler Building

THE CHRYSLER BUILDING 

A STUNNING STATEMENT OF THE OPULENT ART DBCO STYLE 
BY ARCHITECT WILLIAM VAN ALEN THE 77-STORY BUILDING 
SYMBOLIZES THE NEW YORK CITY SKYSCRAPER WITH ITS 
DISTINCTIVE STEEL TOWER. BUILT IN 1928-30, IT GLORIFIED 
THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY WITH ITS FRIEZE OF BRICK AND 
STEEL CARS, EAGLES, AND GARGOYLES. THE ART DECO LOBBIES 
ARE AMONG THE FINEST OF THE PERIOD. 

NEW YORK LANDMARKS PRESERVATION FOUNDATION 
1988 
 

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