William Van Alen

William Van Alen bio

Birth Name: William Van Alen

Occupation: Architect

Place Of Birth: New York

Date Of Birth: August 10, 1883

Date Of Death: May 24, 1954

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

William Van Alen was born on the 10th of August, 1883. He was popular for being a Architect. Designer of the Chrysler Building in New York City from 1929 until 1930. His other works included the Hotel Astor in 1902 and other multistory commercial structures.

William Van Alen was born in New York. He studied at the first independent atelier in the United States, Atelier Masqueray, for three years under the famed Emmanuel Louis Masqueray. He was awarded the Paris Prize scholarship in 1908, which allowed him to then study at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts under the famed Victor Laloux. His career was negatively impacted by the Great Depression, and he turned to teaching sculpturing.

William Van Alen was a Leo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Van Alen was born in 1880s.

William Van Alen is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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William Van Alen’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on William Van Alen’s parents.

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William Van Alen was born in the Year of the Goat.

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Zodiac Sign: William Van Alen was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: William Van Alen was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: William Van Alen had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

William Van Alen’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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