New York Art Deco Buildings Ppt97

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New York Art Deco Buildings Ppt97

  1. 1. NEW YORK ART DECO BUILDINGS
  2. 2. ART DECO WAS A STYLE OF DESIGN. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY PEOPLE WHO COPIED IDEAS FROM THE EGYPTIANS. <ul><li>What is Art Deco? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Architecture: what was different? </li></ul><ul><li>People used symmetric shapes, rounded corners to make them look like machines. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Why NY important for art deco buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Manhattan was running out of room, so they made very tall buildings (such as Empire state, Chrysler building, Rockefeller centre, etc) and made the “metropolis of tomorrow”. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Chrysler Building </li></ul><ul><li>In the summer of 1929, a ”race for the sky “happened on the island Manhattan. </li></ul><ul><li>A man named Chrysler was coming second until he put a small spire on to the top of his building. It became the Chrysler Builder and was the tallest building in the world. It was 318 m tall, which is 18 m taller than the Eureka Tower. But the Empire State Building became the tallest after another 4 months. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chrysler building is the most decorated building in the world. Mr Chrysler wanted his building to look like his cars. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Fast Fact: </li></ul><ul><li>more than 1200 km of Electrical conductor wire was used in the construction of the sky scraper. That’s as long as the distance from Melbourne to Port Macquarie! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Empire State Building </li></ul><ul><li>It was built during the depression and became the world’s tallest office building in the world. It had 3000 workers on the job, and took a year and 45 days .(including Sundays and holidays .) the design was changed 16 times. It was made of 60000 tons of steel </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Fast Fact: </li></ul><ul><li>in 1945 , a B-25 bomber on its way to Newark airport in new jersey crashed into the 7 th floor of the Empire state building. Amazingly, the building only suffered minor damage. </li></ul><ul><li>It now stands as the New York land mark . </li></ul>
  9. 10. Good
  10. 11. Good Night
  11. 12. Good Night

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