One Word Sunday: Point

For Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday-Point’, I’ve chosen this image of the iconic Chrysler Building designed by William Van Alen, with its beautiful spire pointing straight up into the clear blue sky over Manhattan. Construction was started in 1928 and completed in 1930 and its Art Deco style has made it one of the most famous buildings in New York. The interior structure is made of steel and Van Alenโ€™s ‘big surprise’ which was kept from the media and the public, was the secretly built 185 ft spire which only at the very last moment and to everyone’s amazement, was hoisted through the roof and bolted into place, making it at 1046 ft the worldย’’s tallest building. The following year, its height was surpassed by the Empire State Building, but today it is still the tallest brick-built skyscraper in the world.

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I hope you’re all enjoying a relaxing weekend.

52 comments on “One Word Sunday: Point

  1. Our kids live in NYC so I’ve seen that building a thousand times over the years. Would you believe I never noticed the spire at the top?! Now I shall DEFINITELY look next time! Terrific capture Sylvia.

  2. The Chrysler building is my absolute favourite building in New York. I have happy memories of my daughter and I taking photos of that wonderful shiny building, so unlike any we had seen.

  3. Sylvia – your photo is stellar. Shades of aqua, silver and navy against a sky that holds the blue of sunshine. These types of buildings could not be replicated today. I looked up the cost when it was first constructed – $20 Million. In todayโ€™s $$ it would be $1.2 to 1.8 Billion. We are fortunate that we have these iconic buildings. You have the best One Word Sunday posts!!! Hugs and more hugs!

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