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  1. Great post, interesting read and good photos of the iconic building.

  2. It’s a city ahead of its time and if you’re coming in from abroad then take the Queen Mary II and sail under the Verrazano Bridge into NY Harbour and catch sight of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty on your way in.
    James I love the dialogue on Roebling’s masterpiece and the Chrysler Building, these and Grand Central invoke memories of how far NYC was – and is – (the place to be)
    Roger Hodge

  3. The Chrysler Building was not owned by the Corporation. The Chrysler Family owned it until 1947.

  4. I’ve been an admirer of this incredible building since my university days, and I was lucky enough to see it when i went to NYC last year. It’s an amazing sight, and you’ve done brilliantly to capture the sense of awe and respect that it can give you.
    Well done, it is really talented work and keep it up.

  5. The gargoyle photo is from Margaret Bourke-White, who rented a penthouse in the 61st floor.

  6. You refer to Grand Central Station. That is a post office. The railroad facility across from the Chrysler Building is a terminal, not a station, and the official name is Grand Central Terminal. Penn Station is indeed a station.

  7. Absolutely lovely building one of the most iconic buildings in New York I’ve never been I’m from Plymouth U.K

  8. the Chrysler building metal work structures gargoyle & spire was done by Benjamin Riesner & son

  9. An extremely beautiful piece of architecture. My son, who is now 20, was in love with this building since he was a kid. I have a framed black and white photo. His birthday just passed but I would love to have a new photo and or signature. He would really love that. Not as much as I love him.

    1. Yes it’s such a gorgeous building Michelle! If you want to purchase a print as a gift for your son at any point, just send me an email.

  10. My Great Great Uncle Edward Collins was a foreman during construction. He was offered the choice of a new Chrysler car or to be included in the mural in the lobby. He chose the mural. He was asked to wear a suit but said he wanted to wear overalls to represent his men. He is the person in the mural wearing a white cap, blue tie, brown vest and white overalls looking at and holding a white blue print. He is standing next to a man with a brimmed hat.

    1. What an incredible story Kathi! He definitely made the right decision!

  11. I really enjoyed your photo essay of the Chrysler Building. The ceiling murals were a real feast for the eyes! Your anecdotal touches are especially interesting as I hunger for every piece of info and photo that I can find. I’m always looking for interior details such as door hardware and any other ornamentation. Do you know of any photos? There must be little design gems above the lobby level.

    1. Thanks Kim – unfortunately, I do not know of a place to find those photos, but they must exist somewhere.

  12. Thank you very much for all the informations and the beautiful photographs of the Chrysler Building. i am a french student preparing a file about the skyscraper, and I was wondering if I could use your photographs which are really beautiful in my file… Thanks again!

    1. Glad you enjoyed it, please feel free!

  13. Thanks for zeroing in on the window detail.

    This sort of intricacy is lost in modern architecture. It’s not cost effective. Easier to slap up concrete and glass. But it echoes the cathedrals of the past that were highly detailed; details that can only be seen up close.

    Again, thanks for zooming in on the Chrysler Building.

  14. My late husband first told me he was in love with me in the Chrysler Building. That was April 6,1976.

  15. The window detail is fantastic. I would love to have a copy of those pictures. Is it possible to get copies of the window detail?

    1. Hey Debbie – yes, if you would like copies, send me an email at [email protected] and we can talk more about it.

  16. This uniqe building signals the great American nation

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