@chrisinbama: The Chrysler Building, being one of the most well-buildings in the world stands at an amazing 1,047 feet (319 meters). The original design was for it to stand 807 feet. At the time, that design was too advanced and too costly for the contractor, William Reynolds.
Reynolds did not agree with Van Alen’s original plan. The design was sold to Walter Chrysler who, working with Van Alen, redesigned the building to add additional stories. It was revised to be 925 feet tall. They were in somewhat of a race for the tallest building with the Bank of Manhattan with an expected height of 927 feet.
The Chrysler Building ended up on top. After the spire of the Chrysler Building was added, the building reached an amazing height of 1,047 feet.