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The Chrysler Building is a Stylish Skyscraper

The Chrysler Building is located on Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street, New York City, New York. William van Alen designed this building hired by William H. Reynolds; Walter P. Chrysler bought the design to use it as the headquarters of his company, the Chrysler Corporation, an automobile manufacturer based on the United States that worked independently from 1925 to 1928 when the company and its subsidiaries where purchased by Daimler-Benz becoming a part of the Daimler Chrysler AG in 1998.

The building was completed in the spring of 1930; it opened its doors to the public on May 27, 1930. The Chrysler Building was the tallest building of the world for a few months until the day when the Empire State Building was finished.

It has been said that German expressionism influenced the design of the building but it is clear that the Chrysler Building exceeds what any artist would have dreamed of regarding its design. At night, the triangular windows of the crown are lit up providing an awesome sight that distinguishes from the rest of the skyline. The lobby of the building is just as elegant as the outside. In 2005, the Skyscraper Museum of New York asked one hundred builders, architects, engineers, scholars, critics and historians, among others to choose what they considered their 10 favorites buildings of New York from a list of 25. The Chrysler Building was the one that came up in first place. Today, it continues to be a favorite between the people of New York.

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