This Day in History Entry #329

May 27th, 2015 by Wordsman

In the thick of the Art Deco storm
Many prominent skylines took form
From the Bay to New York
Th’architectural stork
Brought the sites to which tourists now swarm

Events: The Chrysler Building opens to the public. It was the tallest building in the world for almost a full year before being surpassed by the Empire State Building.
The Golden Gate Bridge opens to the public. It was the world’s longest suspension bridge until 1964, when it was surpassed by the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. It remains to this day the world’s orangest bridge.
Years: 1930; 1937
Learn more: Chrysler Building
Golden Gate Bridge
Art Deco

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2 Responses

  1. A Fan Says:

    It wasn’t even supposed to be orange. That was the undercoat, but it looked so cool that they kept it.

  2. Wordsman Says:

    Huh. Didn’t know that.

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