In 1931, 6 architects Dressed as their Buildings in NYC including the Waldorf-Astoria, the Chrysler Building, the Squibb Building, and the Wall Street Building.
The Downtown Doodler captures the essence of the Chrysler Building in one doodle.
For 84 years NYC claimed the title for having the world's tallest building.
Most people (even residents) never realize how New York City's iconic skyline has been shaped by the city's zoning codes. The variety in architectural styles is as much related to trends in design and technology as it has to do with changes in the zoning code over time.