The Chrysler Building in New York City was built in 1930. For a few months, this Art Deco skyscraper was the tallest structure in the world. It was also one of the first buildings composed of stainless steel over a large exposed surface.
The Chrysler Building is renowned for its terraced crown, which is an extension of the main tower. Composed of seven radiating terraced arches, a radiating sunburst pattern with many triangular vaulted windows, eagle gargoyles echo the treatment of the 31st, to the spire.