Day 461

The Chanin Building

April 4th, 2013

Although it's been surpassed in height by many nearby buildings since its 1929 completion, this "exuberant Art Deco" skyscraper was once a prominent feature in the Midtown skyline. Here's a great video of a daredevil named Benni doing his "acrobatic lamppost act" on top of the building in 1933.

One Comment

  1. Steve says:

    And we complain about reality TV and the like today. Sheesh!

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