Chrysler Building Research Paper

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The Chrysler Building in New York

Always looking towards the stars, the people still build very high structures. Almost three times bigger than the Great Pyramid of Giza the Chrysler Building is the 65th biggest skyscrapers in the world. According to the American Institute of Architects “the Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City.” It stands 319.5 meters tall and is the highest steel - supported brick made structure to ever be build even though it is build on a steel structure. The Chrysler Building is also the first man - made structure to be higher than 305 meters. The building held the title of tallest building in
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In order for us to understand this theory one should first have a look at what Modernism actually is. Modernism is the way of thinking, and people’s ability to improve, in this case, buildings with the help from technology, experiments, and scientific assistance. Modernism began in the late 19th and the early 20th century. My target, for this essay, is to shortly describe each individual feature of the Modern Movement, and also to identify which of these features the Chrysler Building and the principles of modernism share.

One of the most important ideals of modernism is decompartmentalisation. According to Paul Greenhalgh’s features of modernism decompartmentalisation is breaking down the obstacle between appearance, methods, and the community of people, so that a visually and affective suitable design can be produced for the mass population. After reading this the Chrysler Building is indeed a good example of decompartmentalisation. The Chrysler Building is indeed a visually and affective suitable design that was build for a large number of people to use as offices.
2. Total work of art refers to the “fine, applied, decorative and designed arts”
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