How the Chrysler Building Secretly Became the Tallest Building in the World in 1929

The Chrysler Building is one of the City’s most recognizable and famous buildings. Completed in May 1930, the building was completed in a time when modern steel was used to make buildings taller and taller every day.

In this short clip from PBS’s New York: A Documentary Film, see how the Chrysler Building secretly became the tallest in the World while in fierce competition with the Bank of Manhattan Trust Building at 40 Wall Street.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their three dogs. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time working from a treadmill desk at home.

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