The Secret Feud That Made the Chrysler Building the World's Tallest

On May 26, 1930, the Chrysler Building officially opened, becoming the world's tallest building.

William Van Alen, Chrysler Building, H. Craig Severance
Walter Chrysler, namesake of Chrysler Building
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  • Walter Chrysler in 1937.

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Chrysler Building sketches
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  • Stages of the Chrysler Building's design.

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