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Chrysler Building: Race to the Sky (Live Webinar)PE, RA, AIA HSW

Jeffrey Syken

The course will examine the influences of Arts Decoratifs (a.k.a. Art Deco) design in culture, the arts and, in particular, architecture. Officially launched out of an international exhibition held in Paris in 1925, Art Deco played a critical role in the design of Skyscrapers such as the Chrysler Building. We will also examine the evolution of the Skyscraper form from its roots in the 1851 London exhibition, the rebuilding of Chicago (after the great fire of 1871) through to the Skyscraper races in New York City of the late 1920s/early 1930s.

The design of the Chrysler Building’s Lobby, Cloud Club, office floors and, especially, the exterior ornamentation will be discussed in-depth and detail. The influences, motivations etc. of the principal participants such as architect William Van Alen and owner Walter P. Chrysler will also be topics of great interest. As well, the construction of the Chrysler Building and its lasting legacy will be reviewed.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

Note to Webinar Attendees:

Our live webinars (web seminars) are considered as "Courses of Learning" (live courses) by the New York State Board for Engineering and Land Surveying and as "Timed & Monitored Courses" by the Ohio State Board for Professional Engineers and Surveyors. Unlike the traditional seminars held in a classroom setting, our webinars deliver live instruction to your home or office. You will be able to interact directly with our instructor during a webinar through audio channel or chat box. However, you must attend the webinar at a scheduled date and time. We will verify your attendance through our online webinar platform. The certificate of completion will not be issued unless you attend the webinar and pass a quiz (all quiz questions will be reviewed during the webinar). Thank you for your cooperation.

Next Scheduled Webinar for PDH Course S255W
Date and Time† Location Registration Deadline
Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:00 PM -9:50 PM ET
The webinar starting time.
* A webinar reminder with instruction on how to access our webinar platform will be emailed to you approximately 12 hours before the event.
† Special training arrangement can be made for 4 or more participants as a self-organized group. Please contact us for available training dates.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units (not qualified for HSW credits) using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.