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radiator cap plaster architectural model

Radiator Cap SIGNED & DATED £600      £600.00

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The Chrysler building was designed by William Van Alen and owned by Walter P. Chrysler. The building is synonymous with the glitz and glamour of the era with both the excess and depression of the years in which it was built. It occupies a central Manhattan position and with its spire was the highest building in the world for a short time, with its iconic spire and sunburst design.

Radiator Cap SIGNED & DATED £600

The Chrysler building was designed by William Van Alen. This model features the Chrysler Radiator Cap detail from the building.

When – 1928 to 1930

Where – New York, USA

The Chrysler building was designed by William Van Alen and owned by Walter P. Chrysler. The building is synonymous with the glitz and glamour of the era with both the excesses and depression of the years in which it was built. It occupies a central Manhattan position and with its spire, was the tallest building in the world for a short time.  The building boasts an iconic spire and sunburst design. This is cruciform groin vault constructed of seven radiating, terraced arches. These arches are mounted one on top of the other.

When Tim first travelled to America he stayed at the infamous Carter Hotel off Times Square. When leaning at full stretch out of the window of this hotel Tim could see the Chrysler building, so characteristically synonymous with the city of New York and Manhattan itself. The hotel room had a phone of which Tim used for two mornings to persuade the Chrysler management to allow him three hours unrestricted access to explore the building.

Height 29cm, Width 26cm, Depth 27cm

This model is hand made to order and may take 4 weeks to produce. If you require this model urgently please contact the workshop directly.

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