New York Art Deco Buildings Ppt97

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A student from my grade 3/4 class presented this as a home project

Text of New York Art Deco Buildings Ppt97

  • 1. NEW YORK ART DECO BUILDINGS

2. ART DECO WAS A STYLE OF DESIGN. IT WAS DEVELOPED BY PEOPLE WHO COPIED IDEAS FROM THE EGYPTIANS.

  • What is Art Deco?

3.

  • Architecture: what was different?
  • People used symmetric shapes, rounded cornersto make them look like machines.

4.

  • Why NY important for art deco buildings
  • 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.

5.

  • Chrysler Building
  • In the summer of 1929, a race for the sky happened on the island Manhattan.
  • 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.
  • The Chrysler building is the most decorated building in the world.Mr Chryslerwanted his building to look like his cars.

6.

  • FastFact:
  • more than 1200 km of Electrical conductor wire was used in the construction of the sky scraper. Thats as long as the distance from Melbourne to Port Macquarie!

7.

  • Empire State Building
  • It was built during the depression and became the worlds 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

8.

  • FastFact:
  • in 1945 , a B-25 bomber on its way to Newark airport in new jersey crashed into the 7 thfloor ofthe Empire state building.Amazingly, the building only suffered minor damage.
  • It now stands as the New York land mark .

9. 10. Good 11. Good Night 12. Good Night