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  1. The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
    The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
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  2. The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day

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The Chrysler Building is surely the jewel in the crown of New York City's skyline. Completed in 1930, the 77-story Art Deco skyscraper--the tallest in the world at the time it was finished--quickly became the symbol of big city glamour, excitement, and style. Its cloud-piercing spire and gleaming, steel-clad ornament depicting gargoyles, hubcaps, and the winged helmets of Mercury came to represent the thrill of the Machine Age at its most exuberant.

But, until now, this magnificent building has also been one of the least documented and studied, a simple result of the fact that there were no known archives relating to its design or construction. This material was lost in the decades following its completion, or so everyone believed, until author David Stravitz discovered a box of negatives on the floor of a defunct stock photo company, just days before they were to be shipped off for silver reclamation. The never-before-seen photographs, reproduced as sumptuous duotones in this oversize book, illustrate the day-by-day construction of this American icon.

The photographs were taken by professional photo companies hired to document the construction of the building. In so doing, they also captured the day-to-day life taking place on the streets and in the environs of the Chrysler Building in exquisite detail.

This book beautifully illustrates the history of one of the most important buildings in New York as it emerged from street level to spire.

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Specifications

Country
USA
Author
David Stravitz
Binding
Hardcover
EAN
9781568983547
Edition
1
ISBN
1568983549
Label
Princeton Architectural Press
Manufacturer
Princeton Architectural Press
MPN
9781568983547
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
192
PartNumber
9781568983547
PublicationDate
2002-09-01
Publisher
Princeton Architectural Press
Studio
Princeton Architectural Press
Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Mostly pictures but what pictures. I love the look of this building. There is one picture that is worth the cost of the whole book. Would love to take it out and frame it. Picture is of the workmen sitting on the gargoyle.
Best building in the world - my absolute favourite. A book just about it - can't be beat. I am obsessed with the Chrysler Building - yet there was still facts that were new to me and pics I had never seen before. If you are a fan of the building - this is a must-have!
This building is my favorite in all the world! To finally own a book featuring old pics of it as it was being built is great. Wish there were more interior pictures, but the ones that were included were special. Makes me wonder what those upper most floors were really like in the day.
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