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).
This is very art deco meets California Bungalow meets Craftsman style. I can just imagine Clark or Herbert or Pohl writing sweeping, futuristic sci-fi epics at a desk like this. - Paul frankl skyscraper desk and bookcase from com e from website