Accurate very high definition model of the Chrysler Building. Model is textured and details like the Eagles and Flying Wing Helmets and antennas are modeled.
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Chrysler Building 3D model is a skyscraper of the Chrysler Corporation, built in 1930, one of the symbols of New York. The 320-meter-high (1046-foot) building is located in the east of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. For 11 months in the years 1930-1931, the building was the highest in the world.
Originally owned by Chrysler Corporation, it is currently jointly owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council (90%) and Tishman Speyer Properties (10%).
Former Senator William H. Reynolds commissioned the design of this building to architect William van Helen (Eng. William van Alen). The finished project was subsequently sold to Walter P. Chrysler under the headquarters of his company.
By this time, the building began to rise to the heavens: New York builders spurred a desire to build the tallest skyscraper in the world. It was built at a speed of four floors per week. Just before its completion, the building became equal in height to the skyscraper of architect H. Craig Severans at 40 Wall Street (English 40 Wall Street), also known as Trump Building. Previously, Severance and van Helen were partners, but their paths diverged, and they became violent enemies. Severance knew what the height of his competitor’s building should be, and therefore added two more feet to his skyscraper, thus giving him the title of the tallest building in the world.
Not wanting to be bypassed, van Helen (without advertising it) received permission from the city to crown the building with a thirty-eight-meter spire. A Nirosta stainless steel spire assembled from individual elements inside the building was installed on top of a building in November 1929, turning the Chrysler skyscraper not only into the tallest building in the world but also into the highest structure. However, this title van Helen and Chrysler enjoyed less than a year, then he moved to the Empire State Building. Van Helen's joy was poisoned by the refusal of Chrysler to pay his fee.
The Chrysler skyscraper was opened to the public on May 27, 1930. Download the Chrysler Building 3D model from Flatpyramid.