Photo of the day: The Chrysler building, NYC

For 11 months only, the automotive tycoon Walter Chrysler was telling his guests he had the highest toilet in the world!

But the 77 stories of the Chrysler building were not high enough to rival with the 102 of the Empire State building (1931) that was completed within a year after the Chrysler was inaugurated.

Even if it were the tallest building in the world for only 11 months, the splendid Art Deco design of the architect William van Allen makes the Chrysler and its spire one of the all time favourite skyscraper of New York City.

Claire

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