The Art deco style is epitomised by the top of the Chrysler building, the idea of grand scale, with the building towering over the rest of the city. The rounded edges with triangle windows are a great depiction of Art deco as a whole.
The Queen of Art Deco - 1930 Chrysler Building, Manhattan, New York. The Chrysler Building was was built before the Empire State building for Walter Chrysler's growing business. (Chrysler paid for it out of his own pocket, not out of the business).