Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chrysler Building - Art Deco Icon

Chrysler Building
Originally uploaded by neckarhase
The Chrysler Building in New York is an architectural gem. Started in 1928, it was briefly the tallest building in the world before being overtaken by the Empire State Building. However, it is still the tallest BRICK building in the world!

Built by Walter Chrysler, it not only epitomizes the Art Deco era, it also contains many touches that harken back to the automobiles that Chrysler produced. If you look closely at the building's gargoyles, you'll see hood ornaments from old Plymouths!