9781568983547-1568983549-The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day

The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day

ISBN-13: 9781568983547
ISBN-10: 1568983549
Edition: 1
Author: Stravitz, D
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781568983547
ISBN-10: 1568983549
Edition: 1
Author: Stravitz, D
Publication date: 2002
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Format: Hardcover 192 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Stravitz, D wrote The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day comprising 192 pages back in 2002. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1568983549 and 9781568983547. Since then The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 3.05 or rent at the marketplace.

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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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