Vintage Photograph From 1929 Shows Chrysler Building Before Its Signature Art Deco Cladding Was Completed

The Chrysler Building in 1929... a year before it's Art Deco cladding had been completed
The Chrysler Building in 1929... a year before it's Art Deco cladding had been completed
Photo: r/nyc

This great vintage photograph from 1929 shows the Chrysler Building under construction, and without its signature Art Deco cladding and metal eagles installed. Here is how the completed building looks today:

Chrysler Building | New York, NY
Chrysler Building | New York, NY

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