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Chrysler Building

(Encyclopedia) Chrysler Building, in midtown Manhattan, New York City, at Lexington Ave. between 42d and 43d St. The ultimate art deco -style skyscraper , it was commissioned by Walter P. Chr...

Tallest Buildings in History

The Question: Historically, what have been the world's tallest buildings? The Answer: Before getting to the list, let's define our terms. By …

Tallest Buildings Timeline

When and how high they have been built by Beth Rowen and Catherine McNiff 1890 New York World Building, New York City (309 feet, the number of stories is dispute…

Chrysler, Walter Percy

(Encyclopedia) Chrysler, Walter Percy krī´slər [key], 1875–1940, American industrialist, founder of the Chrysler Corp., b. Wamego, Kans. He began as a machinist's apprentice and rose within the industry...

Empire State Building

(Encyclopedia) Empire State Building, in central Manhattan, New York City, on Fifth Ave. between 33d St. and 34th St. It was designed by the firm of Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon and built in 1930–31. For many y...

Buildings and Structures

  7 Wonders of the Ancient World Slideshow  New! Tallest Buildings in the World Slideshow Slideshow: Landmarks of Washington, D.C. Slideshow: St…

Flatiron Building

New York, N.Y.Designed in 1903 by Daniel Burnham photo by Carol M. Highsmith The American Institute of Architects and Harris Interactive selected Flatiron Building as one of America…

MOUNTAIN BUILDING

THE ANDESWORLD MOUNTAIN RANGESHIMALAYAN COLLISIONFOLD FORMATIONBLOCK MOUNTAINSFIND OUT MORENew mountains are built when rocks are pushed upwards by the movement of the giant rocky plates that ma…