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Famous Architects Dressed as Their Buildings

It was 1931, the skyscraper era. At a ball in New York City, architects dressed as buildings they had designed: L-R: A. Stewart Walker (Fuller Building), Leonard Schultze (Waldorf-Astoria), Ely Jacques Kahn (Squibb Building), William Van Alen (Chrysler Building), Ralph Walker (1 Wall Street), D.E.Ward (Metropolitan Tower), Joseph H. Freelander (Museum of New York). Link | Photo: Ely [...]

The Quick 10: The Chrysler Building

Apparently it’s Buildings of New York Appreciation Week here in MF. Joining the New York Public Library in having a birthday this week is the Chrysler Building, which will be celebrating its 81st year dominating the Manhattan skyline. It may not be the tallest building in town these days, but it’s still one of the [...]