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.
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