The Chrysler Building, is my favorite skycrapper. It’s majestic, it’s Art Deco, it’s sexy, it has it all.
I’ve walked past it, I’ve been high above it in a helicopter, I’ve seen it from across the way from high up in Rockefeller Center and I’ve even done a story on it and have gone way up into its interior spire. I love everything about it.
Did you know that the triangular windows at the very top of the building open? They do, and I have stuck my head out of at least one of them into the clouds from the office of a Dentist.
Yes, there is a dentist way up there by the name of Charles M. Weiss, D.D.S. I did a story with Weiss, who is the father of implant dentistry.
Of course he’s a big deal in the dental world, but for me he’s even a bigger deal because he has practiced dentistry at the top of the Chrysler building.
Just imagine sitting in a dental chair, being worked on and having a spectacular view of Manhattan. That should take your mind off what ever is going on in the land of your pearly whites. Now if you have a thing about heights this isn’t good of course, but seriously who knew there was a dentist up there.
This came to my attention a few years back when the New York Times did a story on Dr. Weiss in 2005, I saw it, read it, and knew I had to get up there too.
For a time, the Chrysler building was the tallest in the world before the Empire State building when up and nudged it out of the top spot.
So after this little bit of minutea…I give you Chrysler wallpaper for your computer so you too can daydream about what it might be like to spend your working years up in the clouds.