Designed by Willian Van Alen in 1930, the 77-floor Chrysler Building is prime-time architecture: a fusion of Moderne and Gothic...
Grand Central Partnership
The Grand Central Partnership leads free, 90-minute tours of both the Grand Central Terminal and the surrounding neighborhood on Fridays...
Grand Central Terminal
Completed in 1913, Grand Central Terminal – more commonly, if technically incorrectly, called Grand Central Station – is another of New...
Party like it’s 1928! This sublime, deliciously buttoned-up gem in Grand Central was once the office of a ’20s railroad magnate fond of...
Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
This buzzing bar and restaurant within Grand Central is hugely atmospheric, with a vaulted tiled ceiling by Catalan-born engineer Rafael...
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Chanin Building information
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.