The Chrysler Building was made in 1930 it is 319 m tall with 77 floors. The building is located on 42nd street and Lexington avenue. This skyscraper is characterized by its Art Deco-style. The top building has a unique style designed. The roof has a decorative metal cladding that was not common during this era. Throughout the building, it is constructed with a steel frame that has masonry in it. The amount of steel used for the structure was 20,961 tons, also 3,826,000 bricks. The building currently has 3,862 windows. The Chrysler skyscraper was the tallest building around until 1931 with the opening of the Empire State Building.

The Empire State Building is 443 m tall with 102 floors. The skyscraper is composed of a distinguished Art Deco façade. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb, and Harmon. The building is in Midtown Manhattan on 5th Avenue between 33rd and 34th street. The Empire State Building and Chrysler building were both in competition for being the world’s tallest building. Empire State Building was completed in 410 days after construction began. The building was completed in record time in under fifteen months. That is the fastest building that has ever been made in New York City up to this day. All new buildings that are being built today take more than 2 – 3 years to be completed. Despite the same materials being used combined with better technology. The Empire State Building weighs about 331,000,000,000 grams and 4% of its weight is the facade of the building which is designed out of limestone. Surprisingly only five people died from its construction while being built.

Both buildings were built from the Golden Age of the American car industry and were owned by different car dealerships. Both car industry owners wanted to be the tallest building in New York during the 1930s. The massing of the building were different and the Chrysler Building had different setbacks and the Empire State Building had a large open storefront on the first floor.