6. There Used to Be An Auto Showroom on the First Two Floors

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While the original purpose of the building as the headquarters for Chrysler never materialized, an automobile showroom was located in the lobby of the building. The New York Times reported in 1997 that the showroom actually once occupied the first two floors of the lobby. The lobby, with Moroccan marble walls, yellow marble floors, chrome steel ornamentation and murals, was a tribute architecturally to the primacy of the automobile at the time.