Chysler Building, Midtown, Manhattan, New York, USA

jmhdezhdez

Spain, Spain

Artist's Description

(1.928-1.930)
ENGLISH
Promoter: Chrysler Corporation
Architect: William van Alen
Height: 319 meters
Plants: 77
SPANISH
Located in Midtown, between Lexington Avenue and East Street 42 and 43 on the island of Manhattan, New York, the construction of the Chrysler Building has entered a competition with General Motors and other buildings to see who could build the tallest skyscraper highest in the world. The highlight of the famous skyscraper is, undoubtedly, the majestic pyramid galloned stainless steel crown. This dome was designed based on steel beams that were bent to give it its characteristic pyramid shape.
This brilliant dome is entirely covered with no less than thirty tons of stainless steel. The interior walls are of brick coronation, but the exterior is overlaid with a metal alloy called Nirosta stainless steel, with the particularity of being very resistant to corrosion. This pyramid is decorated with triangular shaped windows that make this famous skyscraper a symbol of New York.
The facade is decorated with eight-headed eagles on the ground No 61, two corner clear influence of the prestigious car company Chrysler Corporation. The work was built at a dizzying pace, with four floors per week rose in the exciting competition to build the tallest skyscraper in the world. It would be the tallest building in the world between 1930 and 1931 to complete construction of the Empire State Building.
Fortunately, and due to stringent security measures were taken, none of the 3,500 workers who came to work at some time in erecting the same time so great work, died during its rapid construction.
In the corners of the facade of the 31st floor, some identical replicas of the Chrysler automobile hubcaps at the time, were also adorned with stainless steel wings and beautiful colors.
Promotor: Chrysler Corporation
Arquitecto: William van Alen
Altura: 319 metros
Plantas: 77
ESPAÑOL
Localizado en el distrito de Midtown, entre la Avenida Lexington y las calles Este 42 y 43 en la isla de Manhattan, Nueva York, la construcción del Edificio Chrysler entró en una competición con General Motors y otros edificios para ver quien podía construir el rascacielos más alto del mundo. Lo más destacado del famoso rascacielos es, sin lugar a dudas, la majestuosa pirámide gallonada de acero inoxidable que la corona. Esta cúpula se diseñó a base de vigas de acero que fueron curvadas para darle su característica forma piramidal.
Esta brillante cúpula está enteramente revestida con nada menos que treinta toneladas de acero inoxidable. Las paredes interiores de coronación son de ladrillos, pero el exterior se revistió con una aleación de metal en acero inoxidable llamada nirosta, con la particularidad de ser muy resistente a la corrosión. Esta pirámide está adornada con ventanas de formas triangulares que hacen de este famoso rascacielos uno de los símbolos del Estado de Nueva York.
La fachada esta adornada con ocho cabezas de águilas en la planta nº 61, dos por esquina, influencia clara de la prestigiosa firma de automóviles Chrysler Corporation. La obra se construyó a un ritmo vertiginoso, ya que cuatro pisos por semana se levantaban en la interesante competición por construir el rascacielos más alto del mundo. Sería el edificio más alto del mundo entre 1.930 y 1.931 hasta que terminase la construcción del Empire State Building.
Afortunadamente, y debido a las estrictas medidas de seguridad que se tomaron, ninguno de los 3.500 obreros que llegaron a trabajar en algún momento al mismo tiempo en erigir tan grandiosa obra, murió durante su rápida fase de construcción.
En los vértices de la fachada del piso 31, unas réplicas idénticas de los tapacubos de automóviles Chrysler de la época, fueron también adornadas con unas alas de acero inoxidable y de preciosas coloraciones.
Copyright © José Miguel Hernández Hernández
Chrysler Building * (added 1976 – Building – #76001237)
405 Lexington Ave., New York
Historic Significance: Person, Architecture/Engineering
Architect, builder, or engineer: Et al., Van Allen,William
Architectural Style: Moderne
Historic Person: Chrysler,Walter P.
Significant Year: 1950, 1928
Area of Significance: Architecture, Art, Commerce
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1950-1974
Owner: Private
Historic Function: Commerce/Trade
Historic Sub-function: Business, Professional
Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Current Sub-function: Business, Professional

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