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Built in 1930, it stands in New York City as one of the most beautiful skyscrapers. Construction started in 1926 and ended in 1930. When the sunburst at the top was finished, it stood at 932 feet. It claimed the title as the tallest building in the world , but not the tallest thing made by mankind. The architect, William Van Allen secretly built a 114 ft spire inside the building. When the building was done, a crane hoisted the spire through the building in 90 minutes. Once the spire was in place, it stood at an astonishing 1,046 ft. Not only was it the first structure to rise to 1000 ft, but it was also the first building that stood taller than Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower).
To this day the Chrysler Building is still one of the attractions in New York City, and is a key building in the Manhattan skyline.
by skyscraperlover9595 March 01, 2010