WILLIAM VAN ALEN

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Alen, William van (1882-1954),

Chrysler Building (1930).

Architect William Van Alen designed the Chrysler Building for the motor car company it was named for in the 1920s. The Art Deco building is clad in stainless steel. The decorative themes change with every setback. Corners are graced with replicas of Chrysler hood ornaments and radiator caps.