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A beautiful building.

Who says that we never found an American architecture?
Art Deco is French.

But in any case, this is the building that inspired me to pursue architecture; I was maybe 6 when I checked out this photo book of New York in the 80s from the library and the Chrysler just captivated my imagination. I live in Brooklyn now, and whenever I step out the front door of my building I can see the top of the Chrysler at the end of the street. I'll never get tired of it.
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That may be, but there is more art decon in america than in france
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That may be, but there is more art decon in america than in france
Which means absolutely nothing. There are more skyscrapers in Hong Kong than there are in Chicago, but guess which one was the home of it?
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I don't think it's possible for anyone not to like this building. It's so amazing.
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Amazing building.

However, I would not want the job of the guy leaning on the gargoyle. Haha, do you know what he's doing up there?
He's changing a light bulb. How bad does that suck???
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Which means absolutely nothing. There are more skyscrapers in Hong Kong than there are in Chicago, but guess which one was the home of it?
ummm no there isent.....
hong kong has about 500 high rises and chicago has 1,000
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I have yet to see a recent building(Past 100 years) with a better rooftop.
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ummm no there isent.....
hong kong has about 500 high rises and chicago has 1,000
500 High Rises in Hong Kong??
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The Chrysler Building has it all: beauty, grace, form, stature, etc. It was built during a time when small details mattered on the exterior and interiors, something that I find largely missing in many of the newer buildings. If you ever get the chance, visit the lobby to see the giant industrial mural on the ceiling.
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ummm no there isent.....
hong kong has about 500 high rises and chicago has 1,000
Uhhh,your off by the thousands. According to emporis Chi has about 1,080 and HK has 7,600.

http://www.emporis.com/en/bu/sk/st/sr

sorry man, Back to Chrysler.
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The Chrysler Building has it all: beauty, grace, form, stature, etc. It was built during a time when small details mattered on the exterior and interiors, something that I find largely missing in many of the newer buildings. If you ever get the chance, visit the lobby to see the giant industrial mural on the ceiling.
The mural is rumoured to be the largest ceiling mural in the world, however no formal measurement of it has been performed to confirm it.
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500 High Rises in Hong Kong??
well sooooorrryy... man! thats what skyscraperpage says maybe they should change it then, there's no need to get all defensive.
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It's a shame that Art Deco died out. It seems just those few little touches of the art style always add so much to a building, like the eagles on the side of the Chrysler or its crown.

This is definitely my favorite building of all time .
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Such a gorgeous building...inside and out. I still think those bird/hawk/eagle/whatever sculptures towards the top are a bit fussy, but the building wouldn't be the same without them. Easily the most elegant top section of any building in existence, IMO.
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Amazing effect with the clouds behind.
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