Sunday, September 23, 2012

Compare the Empire State Bldg to the Chrysler Bldg

chrysler bldg 1 by trudeau
chrysler bldg 1, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Built as the US plunged into the Great Depression, the Chrysler Building (1930) and Empire State Bldg (1931) are graceful parts of old NYC.

Your teacher's favorite is the Chrysler.

Then there's the new One World Trade Center.

At the time of its completion in 2013, says Wikipedia, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world by pinnacle height, with its spire reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet (541.3 m) in reference to the year of American independence.[11][12]