NEW YORK -- I have a favourite sight when standing on the observation deck of the Empire State Building at night--it's the Chrysler Building and it turns 75 this week. For a brief period--less than one year-- it was the world's tallest building. It looks like an eccentric Roman Candle and it's a set piece for movies and couples meandering around the top of the New York skyline. The New York Times thinks it's "perfectly imperfect", explaining "there is something unsettling about the Chrysler Building, something poignant, almost elegiac. That, too, is deeply resonant on this ever-unsettled island".
David Dunlap -- "Juke Joint in the Sky"