Chrysler Building, New York City

Known for its classic Art Deco architecture, Chrysler Building is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks. Located on Manhattan's east side, the 319 m (1046 ft) skyscraper, built in 1930, used to be the world's tallest building until the construction of the Empire State Building. Because it was originally intended to be the Chrysler Corporation's headquarters, the building has replicas of 1929 Chrysler radiator caps as the corner ornamentation on the 31st floor. Although much of the building is leased to businesses and unavailable to visitors, take a moment to admire the building's exterior and visit the lobby to get a closer look at the Art Deco details and the renowned ceiling mural by Edward Trumbull. Plan to visit Chrysler Building and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New York City attractions using our New York City trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • Worth seeing the wonderful architecture of this building is a landmark in New York! At various points in the city, one can view it
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  • was lucky enough to have a wonderful view from our hotel,, looks stunning day and night.. really is a work of art  more »
  • Love the beauty of this 30’s Building. The elevator doors, the figures of wings on the upper floors and the overall structure are classic. The sky rooms are available unavailable to the public but onc...  more »
  • A fantastic art deco building. The foyer is fantastic with plenty of marble. Words can not do this masterpiece justice. If you ever find yourself in New York City, check it out, you won't be disappointed. The only downside to the place is that they don't let tourists up the building.
  • Love the beauty of this 30’s Building. The elevator doors, the figures of wings on the upper floors and the overall structure are classic. The sky rooms are available unavailable to the public but once were a limited club. One of three classic masterpieces that should not be missed. Great. Opportunity for pictures
  • I love this beautiful Art Deco skyscraper for its beauty and history. It’s easy to find (near Grand Central Station). Don’t miss this NYC icon.
  • Originally a project of real estate developer and former New York State Senator William H. Reynolds, the building was constructed by Walter Chrysler, the head of the Chrysler Corporation, and served as the corporation's headquarters from 1930 until the mid-1950s. The Chrysler Building's construction was characterized by a competition with 40 Wall Street and the Empire State Building to become the world's tallest building. Although the Chrysler Building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for its construction and never owned it, as Walter P. Chryslerdecided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it. When the Chrysler Building opened, there were mixed reviews of the building's design, ranging from its being inane and unoriginal to that it was modernist and iconic. Perceptions of the building have slowly evolved into its now being seen as a paragon of the Art Deco architectural style; and in 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
  • Probably the best Art Deco building in the world. Beautiful at night and breathtaking. Popular in culture and inspired. Worth the visit especially combined with a visit to grand central terminal.

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