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The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. It was the headquarters of the Chrysler Corporation from 1930 until the mid-1950s, but, although the building was built and..

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William Van Alen

New York, Germany
born 1883, Brooklyn, New York

William Van Alen was an American architect, best known for designing New York City's, art-deco Chrysler Building.

Van Alen attended the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and also studied for three years at the Atelier Masqueray, the first independent architectural atelier in the United States,..

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The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It has a roof height of 1,250 feet (381 meters), and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 1,454 ft (443.2 m) high. Its name..

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Emery Roth & Sons


est. 1938, New York

Emery Roth & Sons (1938-1996) was a family-run architecture firm that had a major influence on the post-war development of Manhattan. In 1938 the architect Emery Roth (1871-1948), renowned for upscale Manhattan apartment buildings like the Beresford and the San Remo, renamed his practice Emery..

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The ASB Bank Building in Napier, New Zealand was designed in 1933 and features a maori motif in the stripped classical art deco structure.

[h]History[/h]
In 1931 the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand where Napier is located experienced a major earthquake followed by fires which destroyed the..

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Crichton, McKay and Haughton

Wellington , New Zealand
est. 1901, Wellington

Crichton, McKay and Haughton were a prominent architectural firm in the 1920s and were responsible for a number of Wellington's commercial buildings such as the Huddart Parker Building (1923), the Dominion Building (1926-1927), as well as a number of domestic residences. They also designed the

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The National Tobacco Company Building was designed by J.A. Louis Hay after the 1931 earthquake that destroyed Napier. The client was a German tobacco tycoon, Gerhard Husheer who had founded his company in 1922. Despite the quick and economical rebuilding that took over Napier, Husheer spared no..

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J. A. Louis Hay

Napier, New Zealand
born 1881, Akaroa

James Augustus Louis Hay was a prominent New Zealand architect who was responsible for several Art Deco buildings during the reconstruction of Napier following a catastrophic earthquake in 1931.

[h]Early Life[/h]
Louis Hay moved from Akaroa to Napier in 1895, after leaving Napier Boys' High..

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Manila Jai Alai Building

Manila, Philippines
by Welton Becket, ...

The Manila Jai Alai Building was a building designed by Welton Becket and Walter Wurdeman. It functioned as a building for which jai alai games were held. Jai Alai – means “happy feast” in Basque, the game was initially the sport of Manila’s elite. The building was built in the Streamline Moderne..

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Viktor Sulčič

Buenos Aires, Argentina
born 1895, Križ

Viktor Sulčič was a Slovenian born Art Deco architect in Argentina. After completing his studies of architecture in Florence and Bologna, Sulčič emigrated to Argentina in 1924. He joined two other architects there: José Luis Delpini and Raúl Bes. The two most famous buildings, projected by the..

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Francisco Salamone

Buenos Aires, Argentina
born 1897, Leonforte, Catania, Sicily

Francisco Salamone (June 5, 1897 – August 8, 1959) was an Argentine architect of Italian descent who, between 1936 and 1940, during the Infamous Decade, built more than 60 municipal buildings with elements of Art Deco style in 25 rural communities on the Argentine Pampas within the Buenos Aires..

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Cinema Impero

Asmara, Eritrea
by Mario Messina

The Cinema Impero is an Art Deco-style cinema in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. It was built in 1937 by the colonial authorities in Italian Eritrea and designed by Mario Messina. Cinema Impero was the largest movie theater constructed in Asmara during the last period of the Italian colony of..

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László Hudec

Shanghai, China
born 1893, Banská Bystrica

László Ede Hudec (Banská Bystrica, January 8, 1893 – Berkeley, October 26, 1958) was a Hungarian - Slovak architect active in Shanghai from 1918 to 1945 and responsible for some of that city's most notable structures. Major works include the Park Hotel, the Grand Theater, the Joint Savings and..

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Park Hotel is an Art Deco hotel on Nanjing Road West, Shanghai, China. It was the tallest building in Asia from its completion in 1934 to 1958. The building was designed by the Hungarian-Slovakian architect László Hudec in March 1931 and construction was completed in December 1934. The building..

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Grand Cinema

Shanghai, China
by László Hudec

The Grand Cinema also known as the Grand Cinema Gallery and Grand Theatre, is an historic theatre located at 216 West Nanjing Road in Shanghai's Huangpu District, in China. Being one of the oldest cinemas of Shanghai, the Grand Cinema was designed by renowned Hungarian architect Laszlo Hudec and..

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Continental Hotel

Constanta, Romania
by Harry Goldstein

Between 1918 and 1939 was planned the construction of the Continental hotel, which subsequently shall accommodate hundreds of tourists coming to Constanta. The Continental Hotel consisted of two unified buildings, the old massive building, and a block building on Tomis Boulevard. This last..

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The Mamaia Casino was designed by architect Victor G. Ștephănescu, on the spot of a former Victorian-style wooden pavilion on the beach of the Mamaia seaside resort. Since the previous ensemble had burnt down in 1919 and replaced with a modest pavilion in 1924, the local authorities requested a..

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The only known work of Szeged-born and –based architect Marianne Várnay to still exist. Várnay was the first woman to graduate as an architect in Hungary in 1924 and to be accepted as a member of the Association of Hungarian Engineers and Architects (Magyar Mérnök- és Építész Egylet, MMÉE) in..

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Feliksas Vizbaras


born 1880, Panevėžys region

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In the eyes of a contemporary citizen, this tall building could be perceived as the equivalent of the offices or multifunctional buildings of the interwar Kaunas.The building housed various institutions: publishing houses and editorial offices associated with the leading party of Lithuania in the..

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