Chrysler Building

New York, NY

The 77-story art deco skyscraper was cited as the “most accomplished essay in the (art deco) style.” The 7-story pinnacle with stainless steel cladding and the gleaming automotive- inspired gargoyles are juxtaposed atop the more traditional light-brick cladding of the steel tower below.

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Scope of work

  • Hands-on inspection of the stainless steel spire was completed to determine locations of water infiltration. Live-feed video was used to communicate observations made by Vertical Access technicians with the client, inside the spire.
  • Flood tests were conducted to identify specific water leaks.

Original architect

  • William Van Alen (completed in 1930)

Building owner

  • Tishman Speyer Properties

In collaboration with

  • LZA Technology (now Thornton Tomasetti)