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William Van Alen and Walter Chrysler's 1928 genius of Art Deco architecture towers over any skyscraper competition in Manhatten, if not in height, in style and verve.  And it's got buttresses.

William Van Alen and Walter Chrysler's 1928 genius of Art Deco architecture towers over any skyscraper competition in Manhatten, if not in height, in style and verve. And it's got buttresses.

Transamerica Pyramid building in San Francisco, CA;  the tallest skyscraper in SF;  it is 850 feet tall, and when completed in 1972 it was among the five tallest buildings in the world;  designed by William Pereira

Transamerica Pyramid building in San Francisco, CA; the tallest skyscraper in SF; it is 850 feet tall, and when completed in 1972 it was among the five tallest buildings in the world; designed by William Pereira

This Empire State Building Panorama  was taken by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas

This Empire State Building Panorama was taken by Blakeway Worldwide Panoramas

Empire State.  I'd much rather look at it from below, but I don't want Rachel to think I'm a wuss.  How many stories?  Maybe I should start climbing stairs now, so that I will be able to NOT ride the elevator to the top.  I HATE elevators in skyscrapers.

Empire State. I'd much rather look at it from below, but I don't want Rachel to think I'm a wuss. How many stories? Maybe I should start climbing stairs now, so that I will be able to NOT ride the elevator to the top. I HATE elevators in skyscrapers.

Department 56 - Christmas in the City - "The Chrysler Building" - #4030342 - Intro: June 2013 - $250 USD

Department 56 - Christmas in the City - "The Chrysler Building" - #4030342 - Intro: June 2013 - $250 USD

The Chrysler building by night.  The Chrysler building is an art deco skyscraper in NYC, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd street and Lexington avenue. Standing at 319 metres it was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State building in 1931. It is considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in NYC.   It was designed by architect William van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler.

The Chrysler building by night. The Chrysler building is an art deco skyscraper in NYC, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd street and Lexington avenue. Standing at 319 metres it was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State building in 1931. It is considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in NYC. It was designed by architect William van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler.