Monday, April 15, 2013
The Chrysler building is decorated in an Art Deco style, with sharp angles and points, and Chrysler, the patron, wanted it to make "a bold structure declaring the glories of the modern age". When it was finished, he dedicated it to "world commerce and industry". The inside and outside gleam with granite, marble, and nickle, and there are statues of eagles on the 61st floor and gargoyles on the 59th floor. The gargoyles actually sit on top of winged radiator caps, yet another example of the car-themed decorum. The top is uniquely designed with stainless steel curves and triangles, and is very recognizable.