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    Architects dressed up as their buildings at the Beaux Arts Ball in 1931. From left to right: A Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler, Ralph walker as 1 Wall Street, D.E.Ward as the Metropolitan Tower and Joseph H. Freelander as the museum of New York

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    taken at a Beaux-Arts Ball in New York City on January 23, 1931, shows a gathering of famous architects dressed up as the equally (if not more) famous buildings they designed. Pictured from left to right are: A. Stewart Walker (Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze (Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen [looking particularly splendid] (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street), D.E. Ward (Metropolitan Tower), Joseph H. Freelander (Museum of New York)

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Architects dressed as their most famous buildings: Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street) at the 1931 Beaux-Arts Architects annual ball.

The famous Beaux-Arts Ball of 1931, a “Fête Moderne” held at the Hotel Astor, where architects dressed as the buildings they had designed. From left to right: A. Stewart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, William Van Alen as the Chrysler Building, Ralph Walker as the Irving Trust, D. E. Ward as the Metropolitan Tower, and Joseph Freedlander as the Museum of the City of New York.

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