Oh, I think the Chrysler Building is fine too, and built in a better area than the Empire State building is. It was the tallest building for a very short while, taken over a few months later by the Empire state Building. The Fuller Building is fine as well, the flatiron shape is unique. I like the Woolworth Building, lots of nickels and dimes put in to that thing, and was never built on credit.
I thought the first World Trade Center looked like that monolith in 2001 A Space odyssey, and like the movie I never understood the building, how they could replace a vibrant radio ave community with that monstrosity.
The Gillender Building, one of the early skyscrapers on the northwest corner of Nassau and Wall St. http://gillenderbuilding.blogspot.it...ears-1897.html
has always fascinated me, because I think it looked great, but was built in an area which doomed it from the start.
I like the Empire state Building because it also captivated the lost dreams of the Roaring 20s, with docking bays for Zeppelin dirigibles. F Scott Fitzgerald, not a native New Yorker but who took the city to his heart and elevated it through his writing, hated the Empire State Building because from the top you could see the green areas beyond the seemingly endless city, showing that even New York had its limits....