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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...

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...

Shelby, Carroll Hall

(Encyclopedia) Shelby, Carroll Hall, 1923–2012, automobile racer and designer, b. Leesburg, Tex. After serving as a flight instructor in World War II, he began (1952) a career as a race-car driver. He was ...

Johnson, Philip Cortelyou

(Encyclopedia) Johnson, Philip Cortelyou, 1906–2005, American architect, museum curator, and historian, b. Cleveland, grad. Harvard Univ. (B.A., 1927). One of the first Americans to study modern European ar...

automobile industry

(Encyclopedia) automobile industry, the business of producing and selling self-powered vehicles, including passenger cars, trucks, farm equipment, and other commercial vehicles. By allowing consumers to commu...

Windsor

(Encyclopedia) Windsor wĭn´zər . 1 Town (1991 pop. 3,625), central N.S., Canada, at the mouth of the Avon River on an arm of Minas Basin. It is the center of a gypsum and limestone-quarrying ar...

skyscraper

(Encyclopedia) skyscraper, modern building of great height, constructed on a steel skeleton. The form originated in the United States. Development of the Form Many mechanical and structural...

Iacocca, Lee

(Encyclopedia) Iacocca, Lee (Lido Anthony Iacocca) ī˝əkō´kə [key], 1924–, American business executive, b. Allentown, Pa. In 1946 he joined the Ford Motor Company, where he rose to president (1970–7...

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