Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave. at 42nd Street. Designed by William van Alen. Built 1930-31 of 29,961 tons of steel, 3,826,000 bricks and nearly 5,000 windows (according to NY Architecture).
PRODUCTION: For this Chrysler van I would create a throwaway prototype, to make sure that all of the safety factors of the van that I promised to my consumers worked correctly. It would need to be a crash testing and if one factor did not come out correctly the manufacturer would have to build another one and then we would try again until it was safe and practical.
~The Chrysler Building designed in 1930 by William Van Alen is an Art Deco style skyscraper and the most spectacular building in New York City. At 1,046 feet (319 m), the structure was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931| House of Beccaria