The Queen of Art Deco - 1930 Chrysler Building, Manhattan, New York. The Chrysler Building was was built before the Empire State building for Walter Chrysler's growing business. (Chrysler paid for it out of his own pocket, not out of the business).
"The Flatiron Building (or Fuller Building, as it was originally called) is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, New York City and is considered to be a groundbreaking skyscraper…" photo: Trey Ratcliff on stuckincustoms
the drama in this image works from backlit bridge, to inky black middle ground, to gritty street-lit foreground, for dimensional depth. (Source: Manhattan Bridge, New York City photo via jennifer Oh Yeah.