Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Happy Birthday, Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building has always been my favorite Manhattan skyscraper:  Its a gorgeous, Deco masterpiece, and I am thrilled beyond words to have my office here, (even if its on a lower floor).

I've joked with my bosses that the only reason I haven't quit is that I love being in this building. Not just the lobby, but even the elevators are gorgeous.


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Nyt_20050423_opart


"In 1928, Walter P. Chrysler bought the property at 405 Lexington Avenue and 42nd street and told his architect, William Van Alen, to build the tallest building in the world – and to step on the gas."






Source:
Happy Birthday, Chrysler Building
James Stevenson
NY Times, April 23, 2005
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2005/04/22/opinion/20050423_opart.html

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wow. i have been in the building, but only in my video game. but it's prolly not the same thing. but maybe it is. who knows. hehe.

Posted by: Jenny | May 4, 2005 9:42:03 PM

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