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Old May 26th, 2005, 07:15 PM   #1
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Chrysler Building Turns 75

Tomorrow the Chrysler Building turns 75! Here's some fun NY Times stuff...

An office with a view - Audio Slideshow

The dentist in the spire - video

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The Chrysler Building under construction.


CHRYSALIS: William Van Alen's design evolved from conventional to streamlined. The spire was kept secret, rising at the last minute to beat the competition.


William Van Alen with his wife at the 1931 Beaux Arts Ball.




The former skyline.


A fog's embrace in 1984.


Murals in the lobby signaled optimism.


In 1988 workers waterproofed one of the eight eagle gargoyles encircling the building..


In the 1930's the ground floor had a Chrysler showroom.


A stairwell of black marble and aluminum leaf.


A painted starburst motif inside the observatory


A mid-1930's parade of new Chryslers outside the showroom.


Superman's view








The lobby.


The restored lobby.


A blimp floats by in 1937.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #2
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I love this building, is one of my favourite!
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Old May 26th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #3
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beautiful.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 10:03 PM   #4
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Wow.. this building makes me emotional every time.

True beauty is timeless!
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Old May 26th, 2005, 10:29 PM   #5
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Thanks!!! I saw the video and slides!!

Very good!!!
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Old May 26th, 2005, 10:54 PM   #6
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The best building ever. It always made me wonder, is it possible for one of the sides to come out for a landing pad like in Spiderman?
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Old May 26th, 2005, 11:11 PM   #7
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Congratulations for this icon of good architecture and design.I love Chrysler!
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Old May 27th, 2005, 12:12 AM   #8
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This is my favourite skyscraper in the world. Why the hell cant we build them like this anymore ? I wish we had in Britain ..
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Old May 27th, 2005, 12:16 AM   #9
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This building is both overrated and underrated at the same time!

The outside is nothing special except from the eagles up......but the inside is class!
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Old May 27th, 2005, 01:19 AM   #10
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Ahh, I disagree. The lower entrance portion has a fantastic design, and the alternating black and white stripes are amazing in the light.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 03:08 AM   #11
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My favourite building in the world too. Truly class. Happy Birthday Chrysler!
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Old May 27th, 2005, 03:14 AM   #12
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That's one dentist I'd love to go to! Hmm.. wonder if he's expensive.
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Old May 27th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #13
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When I arrived in New York, this was the first skyscraper I headed to! Happy Birthday Chrysler!







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Old May 27th, 2005, 05:35 AM   #14
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These photos are beautiful! It's such a magnificent building!

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Old May 27th, 2005, 11:29 AM   #15
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This building has 77 storeys. Within 2 years another celebration
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happy birthday beauty!!
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Old May 27th, 2005, 05:54 PM   #17
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Happy Birthday
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Happy Birthday! My fav modern building in the entire world!!!!!
Easily the best looking 75 year old i have ever seen!



The perfect scraper!
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Old May 28th, 2005, 04:45 AM   #19
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Perfect she is..









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Old May 28th, 2005, 06:59 AM   #20
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Nice finds.
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