The Chrysler Building. Midtown, New York City.
If you are fortunate enough to look up at exactly the right time, you can catch the sun dancing along the top of the Chrysler Building.
As the sun glides across the iconic spire, it leaves glimmering trails: shimmering footsteps connecting the sky to the city.
The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture. Designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler, it was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid 1950’s. Even though the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it.
Upon its completion on May 20, 1930, the added height of the spire allowed the Chrysler Building to surpass 40 Wall Street as the tallest building in the world and the Eiffel Tower as the tallest structure. It was the first man-made structure to stand taller than 1,000 feet.
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