Chrysler Building Fine Art Prints

Limited Edition Large Format Metal Prints

 

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  • 405 Lexington Ave.
  • 1930
  • 77
  • 319 meters (1047 ft.)
  • William Van Alen
  • Art Deco

If you'd like to make a purchase, email chris@chrispetsos.com .
Please refer to the image number and name displayed under the photos.

The Chrysler Building is undoubtedly one of the most famous and recognizable skyscrapers in the world. The New York Skyscraper Museum polled 100 architects, builders, critics, engineers, and other scholars on their favorite New York towers and the Chrysler Building came in first place.

From street level to the tip of its spire, the Chrysler building is an exuberant expression of the art deco style.

The fanciful crown is a pyramidal succession of arcs and triangular windows decked in stainless steel that shines brilliantly in the sun. At night, the crown is one of the most dazzling sights on the skline with lights outlining the triangular windows.

This 77 floor marvel was built for Walter P. Chrysler, the automobile manufacturer, who paid for it with his own money so that his children could inherit it! (although it's now owned mostly by the Abu Dhabi investment Council) It served as the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 to the mid 1950's.

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Chrysler Building Crown
9312 Chrysler Building Dusk, New York 2017
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60" metal prints
45x68" metal prints

Various architectural details of the Chrysler building were modeled after automobile components. The crown is said to resemble a series of hubcaps, and the projecting gargoyles are inspired by hood ornaments.

While the Chrysler Building was being constructed, there was fierce competition to be the world's tallest skyscraper. Vying for the title was the Bank Of Manhattan's tower downtown. When Chrysler heard that the bank's new building was being redesigned with a flagpole that would supercede the height of his own plans, Chrysler instructed his architect to make sure his building would end up taller.

A spire was secretly designed for the crown. To the astonishment of onlookers, it was hoisted into place in 90 minutes in November of 1929, extending the height to a triumphant 1047 feet.This exceeded the height of the Bank of Manhattan's recently completed buildng, and even surpassed the height of the Eiffel Tower.  For a short time, the Chrysler Building enjoyed the title of Tallest Structure in the World, until it was surpassed by the Empire State Building on April 30, 1931.

Photos of the Chrysler Building
2919 Chrysler Lobby Ceiling 1
New York 2016
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print

Photos of the Chrysler Building
9654BW Chrysler in the Clouds
New York 2017
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60" metal prints
45x68" metal prints

2901 Chrysler Building Lantern
New York 2017
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60", 45x68" metal prints
Photos of the Chrysler Building
7598 Chrysler Light and Shadow
New York 2015
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print

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6903 Lexington Avenue Art Deco
New York 2016
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60" metal prints
45x68" metal prints

9684 Chrysler Ready for Takeoff
New York 2017
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60" metal prints
45x68" metal prints
Photos of the Chrysler Building
4134 Lex Ave Lobby Sign
New York 2017
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60", 45x68" metal prints

9630 Detail
New York 2017
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60", 45x68" metal prints
1314 GE Building Lantern with Chrysler Silhouette
New York 2017
Available as:
8x11" with 11x14" white mat included
11x15" with 16x20" white mat included
8x12", 12x18" without mat
20x30" paper or metal print
30x45", 40x60", 45x68" metal prints


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