Chrysler Building Architectural Wire Art Sculpture Model
2.1 x 2.1 x 12.4"
This miniature building is a hand tied and hand decorated sculpture in wire worthy of display on the most impressive desk, cabinet, or dining table. It is designed in America, and made in China (hence the extremely reasonable price). It is quite sturdy and solid, not really flexible at all.
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper in New York City, located on the east side of Manhattan. Standing at 319 metres (1,047 ft), it was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. After the destruction of the World Trade Center, it was again the second-tallest building in New York City until December 2007.
The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. In 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
The distinctive ornamentation of the building based on features that were then being used on Chrysler automobiles. The corners of the 61st floor are graced with eagles, replicas of the 1929 Chrysler hood ornaments; on the 31st floor, the corner ornamentation are replicas of the 1929 Chrysler radiator caps. The building is constructed of masonry, with a steel frame, and metal cladding. The building was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976.
(some information adapted from Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia)