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    Default An Evening Atop the Chrysler Building

    From the Municipal Art Society webpage:

    Sky High: An Evening Atop the Chrysler Building

    Wednesday, February 4th
    The Chrysler Building, 67th Floor
    6:30 until 9 pm Cocktails, Music and Panoramic Views
    7:30 pm Speaker Neal Bascomb

    The Municipal Art Society Urbanists invite you to the former Cloud Club for Sky High: An Evening Atop the Chrysler Building. Join us for cocktails, spectacular views, and remarks by Neal Bascomb, author of the new book, Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City.

    Read the invitation for details.

    Anyone going to this?

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    "Festive attire"?

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    Everybody has got to wear a hat like the one William vanAlen is wearing in that famous photo taken at the Beaux Arts Ball.

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    For those of you who don't get the joke:



    Three guesses which one's Bill Van Al. Think it can fit in the elevator?

    The players from left to right: A. Stuart Walker as the Fuller Building, Leonard Schultze as the Waldorf-Astoria (one tower), Ely Jacques Kahn as the Squibb Building, WVA, Ralph Walker as One Wall Street, D.E. Ward as the Metropolitan Tower and Joseph H. Freelander as the Museum of the City of New York.

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    I'm glad you found that image TLOZ. I must have spent about 25 min. looking for it online. 8)

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    Shoot, I just went to google.com > Images > "Chrysler Building." In and out in less than five :P

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    I wound up going to this little cocktail party with a small crowd, there were well over a hundred people attending. It was very cool to be up high in the Chrysler Building. What was once the Cloud Club is now gutted, with pipes and conduits exposed, but we still got a sense of the scale of the room and to look out those triangular windows.

    Neal Bascomb, the author of Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky and the Making of a City spoke over a slideshow presentation about the race for world's tallest with 40 Wall and the construction of the Chrysler building. It ended with the photo of Van Alen dressed as the Chrysler Building, by the way. And "Festive Attire" just meant dress nice. Philippe Petit was also there signing his new book. But the best part was walking round and round the three stories of the former Cloud Club, floors 66-68, and staring out the windows out on the city.

    Some blurry no-flash photos:

    Interior shots from the 67th floor:





    The Empire State Building was in NY Rangers colors for the retirement of Mike Richter's number. (Usually when it's red, white, and blue the top of the spire is blue.)



    The windows can easily open, though they say 'please don't', and the lighting is a simple fluorescent bulb.




    Views from the 67th floor:











    Grand Central



    NY at NIGHT

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    Any plans to bring the club back?

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    I really don't know, but I hope so. It's such a great space.

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    No words can describe what I think of those pictures.

    Dude, Knight, you should make the last photo your avatar :mrgreen:

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    Great space
    great pics for great feelings !
    Thanks for beeing there and sharing
    your impressions.

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    Superb.

    NYatKnight, check your messages.

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    God, those pictures were magnificent!

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    It seems you look a little bit older... :wink:
    From the Golden Globe Award:

    Thanks for your great pics from Chryslerbuilding.

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    hello, it would be possible to re-examine the photographs which you had put on the Chrysler building ?

    Thank You

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