Tuesday, July 26, 2016
The Chrysler Building
Built in 1930, The Chrysler Building is one of my very favorite buildings in New York City. William Van Alen was the architect of this Art Deco masterpiece.
I was first introduced to this marvel through the opening credits of the Norman Lear comedy "Maude," and it has stuck with me ever since.
Just check out these details that you wouldn't even notice from the street:
I am in Art Deco heaven. Apparently the gargoyles on the building were modeled after Chrysler automobile products such as the hood ornament of a Plymouth.
If you want interior photos, better snap fast as the sphincter police are quick to tell you that photos are not allowed.
Fortunately, I snap fast.
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