Chanin Building

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Chanin Building information

New York City , USA
122 E 42nd St
at Lexington Ave, Midtown East
Getting there
Subway: S, 4/5/6, 7 to Grand Central-42nd St
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Beloved art deco took hold in the 1930s as architects turned away from history, creating unique buildings, configured with setbacks and decorated with original ornament. Built in 1929, the brick-and-terracotta Chanin Building is the work of unlicensed architect Irwin S Chanin, who teamed up with the legally recognized firm Sloan & Robertson to achieve his dream. The star attractions are the exquisite bands of relief at the building's base, created by René Chambellan and Jacques Delamarre and depicting flora and fauna.