The 71st floor observatory of the Chrysler Building, circa 1930. Wow:
Opened in 1930, the observatory featured a solar system motif, complete with a starburst roof and planet-like lamps. The observatory closed in 1945, and was gutted sometime later. More pictures here; sad pictures of the upper floors in an abandoned state here (also since gutted).
Weekend discussion: what modern New York City interior makes you go “wow” in the same way this does?
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