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Chrysler Building, New York City

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Wonderful ! For me, the most beautiful building in New York. One of the symbols of rich, prosperous New York and the Roaring Twenties. Its Art-deco style gives it refined details. The eagles are magnificent. located on the 61st floor, they cannot, unfortunately, be seen with the naked eye. we can only observe the radiator caps of the Chrysler brand located on the 31st floor. At night, the spire of the building is impressive. But the details of the building can be appreciated by day. To think that this building will soon be a hundred years old. What a feat!
  • Probably the world's most beautiful skyscraper imo, specially considering its age. Last time we were in NYC 5 years ago we were allowed to enter the lobby, now that's not the case any more. Such a pity. Still my fav NYC building, just deducting one star because of that. See some amazing pics I captured from High Line and from Vanderbilt tower.

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