February 10, 2012 04:07:57 PM

Danny R. Lambert


Lambertville, New Jersey


The Brick.


After the great New York fire of 1835 which destroyed the N.Y. Stock exchange as well as most of the buildings at the southeast tip of Manhatten around Wall Street, Brick was one of the materials of choice for the rebuilding of N.Y.C. Hence there has never since been a fire of that magnitude. Brick dominates the cityscape and one of the most iconic skyscapers in New York City stands as the World's tallest steel supported Brick structure. The Chrysler Building has some 3,826,000 manually laid bricks creating the non-loadbearing walls. The building is instantly recognisable by any who have seen it as to it's place in the world and it's name.

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