Sunday 7 December 2014

Chrysler Building by James Aiken

Gotham Grit And Grace

The iconic Chrysler Building in New York City rises majestically above 41st Street and its buildings to dominate the vertical views.

The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects. It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid-1950s. Although the building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for the construction of it and never owned it, as Walter P. Chrysler decided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it. (information obtained from Wikipedia)

Original work of James Aiken. All rights reserved. It is for sale, copyrighted to James Aiken, and as such, is protected by all US, and international copyright laws.

Sentinel For Grand Central

The Chrysler Building stands sentinel over Grand Central Terminal on 42nd street in New York City. Grand Central Terminal stands as one of America's greatest transportation hubs, and one of New York City's most iconic buildings. It is both a national institution and an international example of giving new life to a historic building rather than demolition and reconstruction. Over the course of a colorful and tumultuous 100-year history, Grand Central has gone from being simply the beginning and terminating point of long-distance rail travel, to being the iconic home of Metro-North Railroad and a destination for commuters, tourists and residents. Grand Central boasts restaurants, cocktail lounges, a gourmet market, and numerous specialty shops. (Information obtained from Wikipedia)

Union City, NJ - United States

The Chrysler Building - Gallery

Images of the iconic Chrysler Building in New York City.

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