Location: New York, NY
Architect: William Van Alen
Year: 1930

The Chrysler Building is so universally liked, we can sometimes forget its architectural importance. Let's go through it: 1. it is the jewel of American art deco. 2. The building used an exposed stainless steel surface in large scale for the first time ever. 3. The skyscraper is depicted on the cover of Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell II."