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Back in the 1920s a famous battle was waged in New York City between the owners of the Chrysler Building and the owners of the Bank of Manhattan Building. Competing architects and owners kept revising their plans to insure that their structure would be the tallest building in the world. The Bank of Manhattan builders thought they had the competition wrapped up when they added a lantern and a 50-foot flagpole on their structure, making it the taller of the two structures. However, as soon as the bank was completed, the architect of the Chrysler Building revealed that their building was not yet complete. An 185-foot spire had been hidden inside the building’s fire shaft. Put…

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