When ground breaking happened on September 19, 1928, there was competition in New York City to building the world's largest Skyscraper. Built at a furious pace of four floors per week, several other rival buildings were going up at the same time. Because one was expected to finish taller - 40 Wall St - architect Van Alen planned the addition of the 125 spire. Constructed and delivered in segments, the spire was secretly added by pushing it up from the inside, thereby earning claim to the tallest building in the world. Remained the tallest building for nearly a year, until The Empire State building surpassed it.
Features: Special LED lighting, creating a spectacular glow at the top. Spotlights on the exterior as well as interior lighting illuminate the special chrome plating that enhances the famed terraced crown. Precise sculpting captures the art-deco eagle heads and wings that extend from the 4 corners. Architect: William Van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler. It was home to the Chrysler Corporation until the mid 50s. Style: Art Deco, considered by many contemporary architects to be the finest example of Art Deco style. Location: Manhattan, New York City, in the Turtle Bay area at 42nd St and Lexington Ave. Fun facts: Completed: May 20, 1930 - First building built over 1000 ft. Still the tallest brick building in the world, constructed of approximately 3,826,000 bricks. National register of historic buildings in 1976. No workers died during construction. Replacement Bulb: None, LED Lit
Special lit effect. Lit with LED lights. Adapter included.