|At 1046 feet (77 floors), this Art Deco skyscraper with its metal sunburst spire was for a few brief months the tallest structure in the world, beating out even the Eiffel Tower. In these early skyscraper wars, the Empire State Building won the honor.|
|Ornamental details are derived from automobiles: hood ornaments (the eagles on the 61st floor--far right), hubcaps, and bands of abstract automobiles.|
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