In his prime he commissioned the Chrysler Building, to leave a legacy on the skyline of the greatest city on earth.
At the time, another developer was determined to leave a bigger shadow over the city. The ensuing race is a vignette of a titanic clash.
Chrysler, designer and engineer, was building a work of beauty, using then modern materials in the high gothic art-deco style.
His nemesis Pierre S Dupont financed half the Empire State Building, as part of a competition to build the worlds tallest building. Started in January 1930, it opened in May of 1931, yet another amazing construction project of the Depression.