Chrysler Building, New York City

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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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  • Not above, no great view, because one does not visit, but the most beautiful in architecture. We're admiring the day, night and worked in wonderful (photos).
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  • This magnificent structure was the tallest building in the world for the brief period from its completion until the Empire State Building was constructed. The unique architecture of the upper floors o...  more »
  • Built by automobile magnate Walter Percy Chrysler in 1930, with its 319m, it was the tallest skyscraper in the world for one year; then came the Empire State Building. Despite the loss of primacy of height was and remains one of the most characteristic aesthetic symbols of New York. And it is also one of the best examples of Art Deco. 8 famous eagles (gargoyles), a symbol of America and the Group company, Imperial. Today it is owned by a company in Abu Dhabi.
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  • This magnificent structure was the tallest building in the world for the brief period from its completion until the Empire State Building was constructed. The unique architecture of the upper floors of the exterior of the Chrysler building make it a very recognizable and attractive feature in the Manhattan skyline. The lobby of the first floor is beautiful and worth taking a few minutes to see if you are in the area. However, the lobby is the only portion open to the public. No tours are conducted of the building.
  • The iconic Art Deco skyscraper is a private office building, but the lobby is open to the public. There is a small deli and some shops in the concourse and a subway station. There is no accounting for taste but the Chrysler Building is much nicer looking than the Empire State Building and there is no line or logjam to get inside here. There is no public observation deck, but the iconic eagles and radiator cap statues can be seen from the ground on 42nd Street. The lobby is not very crowded, you will be able to view the mural in peace and quiet. A must visit for tall building lovers if you are in Manhattan on a weekday.
  • As an office building, it is insanely nice both inside and out. The floor(s) I had access to were spectacularly maintained. Also, the access to Grand Central Terminal (directly across the street) is beyond convenient, which allows easy access to the city, airports, Metro North trains, and nearly anything one might need to access via public transit.
  • Definitely one of the landmarks in NY city. However, nothing much to see inside the building. It is just a office building. The best way is to go few blocks away and take picture with the full building. The architecture is beautiful~
  • Slightly overshadowed by the Empire State I think the Chrysler is a more iconic building of the age of skyscrapers and the building looks great from all angles. The steel shines in the sunlight and its amazing to look at when the crown and spire light up at night, Another true image of NYC seen from all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. A true art deco masterpiece.

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