Conservation Work & Houses

Chrysler Building - Lobby Photo: Tishman Speyer
Chrysler Observatory

Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan

Research, investigation and preparation of an Historic Structure Report of the Chrysler Building lobby which determined the original configuration, lighting systems and missing elements as initially designed by William Van Alen in 1928. The report lead to the designation of the lobby as an individual New York City landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and averted a proposed modernization.

Research and investigation to determine the original design and layout of the Chrysler Building Observatory with the intent of re-opening it to the public.