Skyscrapers stories

 
On May 27, 1930 the Chrysler Building opened to the public and officially became the tallest man-made building in the world. Although the Empire State Building (1,250 feet) quickly surpassed the Chrysler Building (1,046 feet), Walter Chrysler's battle against the Bank of Manhattan Trust Company for the title of world's tallest building has been called "the most intense race in skyscraper history."
 
Yheu-Shen Chua won third place in the 2011 Skyscraper Competition for this take on the Hoover Dam. The design incorporates the viewing platform, bridge and gallery into one structure, including a vertical aquarium to show off the 700-foot drop into the Black Canyon.

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