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    York City, “Greatest City in the World”. The limited available land inspired many architects and builders to compete for the title for the world’s tallest building. After the completion of the Chrysler Building, many architects felt inspired to follow in the footsteps of this building. The Chrysler Building became a major reason for tourism in New York City. In 1921, talks began about the development of the Chrysler Building. It wasn 't until 1928 when developer William H. Reynolds, a former New York State Senator, hired William Van Alen to build the site between 42nd and 43rd Street in New York City. Originally, William H. Reynolds plan was to build a penthouse design for the five-story building located at 405 Lexington Avenue. However, Reynolds disregarded those plans and asked Van Alen to Reynolds scrap those plans and asked him…

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    Bertram Hartman, in his painting Construction Near the Chrysler Building, uses various techniques such as color, arrangement, and emphasis to demonstrate how New York is expanding in an era of industrialism. He displays this time period of the 1930s through the skyscrapers and skyline of New York. Instead of showcasing the entirety of New York, he focuses on one part, specifically around the Chrysler building. Since Hartman focuses all of his painting’s attention on the Chrysler building and the…

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    The Chrysler Building, seen in figure 1, was built for Walter Chrysler to be the headquarters for the automobile company, the Chrysler Corporation. It was built on 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, in the United States of America. Put into historical context the construction began on the 19th of September 1928, a few months prior to the stock market crash of 1929. It was the age of ‘flapper girls’, jazz music, prohibition and ‘speak-easies’. “Throughout the 1920s a long boom took stock prices to…

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    the entrance arch to the 1889 World’s Fair to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of the French Revolution. The tower was built by Gustave Eiffel along with Maurice Koechlin and Emile Nouguier. Eiffel was an architect and bridge builder. He also had done some work on the Statue of Liberty. Gustave and his colleagues won the bid to construct the tower over more than one hundred other artists. It took two years to complete with several hundred workers assembling the framework. The completion date…

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    for different components and structures as well as to calculate the forces on all of the members to ensure the stability and safety of the tower (Barthes, 2012). Another large role of these two chief engineers was the management of the whole construction and building operation. Time management can be considered as a crucial part of the tower’s success. As it had to be completed in time for the World Fair in 1889, they only had 26 months to design and fully construct the Eiffel tower (Schwartz,…

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    The City of New York has been described as both crushing and hopeful, the gauntlet through which some of America’s greatest players have passed. From Alexander Hamilton to the man who revived his fame, Lin-Manuel Miranda, this city has extracted the raw talent of it citizens much in the way of a French press makes coffee, with boiling heat and then indomitable pressure. The city does not waste. It does not waste time, or resources, or space; like concentrated solution it seemingly pulls awe…

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    End Of Detroit Summary

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    The overall purpose of the book End of Detroit by Micheline Maynard is to describe the impact on three major auto industries in the 1990s. The auto industry caused a detrimental fall to occur within America. Detroit at one point in America had three significant benefactors when it comes to producing automobiles which were the companies General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. For many years being dominant in car market had lead to more competition and challenges these companies would face in the…

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    The first Dodge was built in 1914. The new car was an instant seller. When the three Dodge brothers died in 1920 they hired 22,000 workers and produced 140,000 cars a year. The Dodge Brothers Company remained independent until 1928, when the company became part of the Chrysler Corporation. Like the other mechanics and machinists from other car companies, the three Dodge brothers had a unique background. John Francis Dodge was born on October 25, 1864. Horace Elgin Dodge was born on May 16, 1868.…

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    Sergio Marchionne did a wonderful job, in my opinion, getting Chrysler back to a respectable station. Mr. Marchionne created a functional market culture that created the Fiat Chrysler Automobile company we have today. He created strategies that focused the strengths of the company to become efficient during a terrible time of Chryslers’ history. Having said that, I see Mr. Marchionnes’ lack of focus on clan culture is disappointing. This case study was an interesting read that has to be…

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    of the great recession. It was an interesting time period for the automotive industry . It was there where we saw the automotive industry clasping. Most companies struggle but managed to stay in business, however, two out of three big automotive companies faced a lot of loss. They were both about to shut down but the government intervenes due to the company being too big to close down. Those companies employed a lot of people so closing the business would have made the economy worse. The two…

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