Art Deco Architecture in New York City

Art Deco, NYC pic
Art Deco, NYC

A Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in New York City, David Pomerantz has previously held senior leadership roles in the hospitality and senior living industry in the New York City metropolitan region inclusive of Scarsdale and the White Plains. Outside of work, one of David Pomerantz’s interests is the diverse architecture of New York City including the Art Deco period.

New York City is known as the Art Deco capital of the world. During the 1920s and 1930s, the Art Deco movement was at its height. The streamlined, modern style was incorporated in architecture, advertising, fashion, and jewelry designs. The style was largely inspired by archeological finds from the Egyptian and Aztec cultures as well as by machines and technology. Buildings designed in the Art Deco style often featured cubic forms, ziggurat shapes, a strong sense of line, complex groupings of rectangles and trapezoids, and sleek curving forms.

Designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon Associates and completed in 1932, the Empire State Building was built in the Art Deco style. Widely recognized as an engineering marvel, it was the tallest building in the world until 1971. The iconic building continues to be a tourist favorite, drawing about 3.6 million visitors per year. The lobby of the Empire State Building also reflects the Art Deco style and features images of the seven wonders of the ancient world.

Other famous NYC buildings that were built in the Art Deco style during the 1920s and 1930s include the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Center, and Radio City Music Hall.


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