Chrysler Building

Building and Historic Site
405 Lexington Ave (at E 42nd St), New York, NY 10174, United States
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The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco style skyscraper in NYC, located on the east side of Manhattan at the intersection of 42nd St & Lexington Ave. Standing at 1,047 ft (319 m), it was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Bu... (See all)

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  • Mike H.

    The best building in New York City

    Mike Hopkins · 1 week ago
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  • Tanner W.

    Go in the lobby. Look up. Admire.

    Tanner Welsh · March 17
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  • Anabel A.

    Una maravilla de la arquitectura del siglo XX. El Hall es impresionante.

    Anabel Alcaide · December 31, 2014
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  • Onur A.

    Don't forget to look up when entering the building...it's best.

    Onur Avcı · December 19, 2014
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  • Brkgny

    Oncelikle kule cikis yok olumsuz yani bu sadece zemin katini gezebilirsiniz 15 dk nizi almaz.

    Brkgny · October 16, 2014
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  • Alexandre C.

    Art Deco's temple

    Alexandre Curiel · September 24, 2014
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  • LukaSH

    Check out the lobby! Access is for free.

    LukaSH · August 26, 2014
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  • Kaya G.

    great one infact

    Kaya Gofrey · March 27, 2014
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  • Mitchell L.

    Easy to walk and pass by. The neon at night changes its color for different occasions.

    Mitchell Luo · February 28, 2014
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  • Rob M.

    There is no observation room here. Unless you are going to see the dentist.

    Rob Mehta · February 28, 2014
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  • H. D.

    Güzel mimari!

    H. D. · November 26, 2013
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  • Sevilla

    This is the building in which the american girl is working at in #welovepeople video. Este es el edificio en el que la chica americana está trabajando en el video #welovepeople Read more

    Sevilla · November 4, 2013
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  • Parisian Geek

    Gratte-ciel préféré de New York, le Chrysler Building est un bijou de l'architecture Art Déco! Il n'est pas ouvert au public, mais vous pouvez entrée dans le hall.

    Parisian Geek · October 26, 2013
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  • Filippa E.

    Don't forget to look up when entering the building...

    Filippa Edberg-Manuel · September 23, 2013
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  • The Capital Grille

    Completed in 1930, this Art Deco landmark is still the tallest brick building in the world.

    The Capital Grille · September 17, 2013
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  • Jacob S.

    Art Deco skyscraper; distinctive feature of Manhattan skyline; at one point world's tallest building

    Jacob Shemkovitz · August 27, 2013
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  • Rebecca B.

    Built in 1930 and designed by Architect, William Van Alen. Height is 1,046 ft (319 m). Fact; Built from 29961 tons of steel and 3,826,000 bricks.

    Rebecca Brown · July 14, 2013
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  • Daniel T.

    The details inside the lobby are fantastic. Make sure you get inside to see them. Don't mind the people that work here, they don't get the beauty or the importance of the building.

    Daniel Trezub · May 12, 2013
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  • The Tiny TieRant

    There are stores and shops in the lower arcade open to the public.

    The Tiny TieRant · May 2, 2013
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  • Cristina

    Most beautiful building ever. Look up.

    Cristina · April 26, 2013
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  • Judy B.

    One of the most recognizable buildings in N.Y.C. skyline and one of the most interesting, architecturally speaking, IMHO

    Judy Briskman Arnold · April 19, 2013
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  • Wanda B.

    Great scenery, on way to IBS SHOW

    Wanda Barrett · April 14, 2013
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  • Eddie R.

    Prettier than the Empire State, IMO

    Eddie R. · March 20, 2013
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  • Lauren M.

    A unique building that you cannot miss. A must see for first timers to the city.

    Lauren Murphy-Gerling · March 6, 2013
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  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    New York’s tallest for only one year, the 1930 skyscraper’s spire of radiant stainless steel arches won it icon status nonetheless. - Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · February 19, 2013
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  • Elton J.

    Chrysler Building good to visit

    Elton Julian · December 4, 2012
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  • Small Demons

    "Look at it, like a giant, steel Christmas tree."—Christopher Krovatin, "Venomous" Read more

    Small Demons · October 24, 2012
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  • VacazionaViajes

    Aunque la altura del Empire State hace que se lleve casi toda la fama, el edificio Chrysler es el rascacielos favorito de gran parte de los neoyorquinos y de muchos visitantes.

    VacazionaViajes · August 30, 2012
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  • Claudia

    en frente los pylons de Philip JOhnson sobre la 42

    Claudia · August 19, 2012
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  • Cooper S.

    For a sans-tourist view of the NYC skyline, tell security you're going to Zen Dentistry on the 69th floor. Once there, ask if they take your insurance. While they research, enjoy the view & take pics Read more

    Cooper Smith · August 16, 2012
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  • Untapped Cities

    From 1930 to 1931 the Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world. Did you know parts of the building were modeled on 1920s Chryslers? Read more

    Untapped Cities · July 20, 2012
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  • Bloomberg TV

    How much would you pay for the tallest brick building in the world? In 2008, a 90% stake in this classic Art Deco-style structure was purchased by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council for $800m

    Bloomberg TV · July 16, 2012
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  • Mike B.

    Check out the lobby. No observation deck, though.

    Mike Beauchamp · July 6, 2012
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  • Paul P.

    A view from 69th floor..

    Paul Pascual · June 20, 2012
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  • Renaissance Hotels

    The lobby at the Chrysler Building, clad in marble, onyx and amber, is one of the most beautiful, iconic rooms in NYC. For more local tips, follow us on 4sq or check out www.renhotels.com.

    Renaissance Hotels · May 22, 2012
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  • IWalked Audio Tours

    Iconic NYC skyscraper. Was vision of Walter Percy Chrysler who wanted the world's highest toilet so he could "look down on Henry Ford and s**t on the rest of the world." More site history here. <LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · May 8, 2012
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  • ArtNerdNewYork

    Automobile-inspired, Art Deco decadence, the Chrysler building is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world and was designed by William Van Alen. Built in 1930, it was the headquarters for Read more

    ArtNerdNewYork · May 6, 2012
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  • NY Waterway

    There's no observation deck, but the lobby of the Chrysler Building is worth a visit to see the ceiling mural.

    NY Waterway · May 2, 2012
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  • ThePurplePassport.com

    While the lobby is certainly lovely, our favorite way to “visit” the Chrysler Building is to observe it from afar–it looks even lovelier when admired among the other towers of the Manhattan skyline. Read more

    ThePurplePassport.com · May 1, 2012
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  • Metropolis magazine

    One of our favorite NY buildings. Designed by achitect William Van Alen, the building still lights up the NY skyline.

    Metropolis magazine · April 10, 2012
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  • New York Habitat

    Unfortunately this beautiful Art Deco building’s observation deck has been closed since 1945. The marble lobby is open to visitors though, and it’s free!

    New York Habitat · April 10, 2012
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  • Andrew H.

    319.9 metres (1,050 ft), tallest building in the world 1930-1931.

    Andrew Hogue · March 27, 2012
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  • Metropolis M.

    One of our favorite NY buildings. Designed by achitect William Van Alen, the building still lights up the NY skyline.

    Metropolis Magazine · March 25, 2012
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  • Antonio D.

    No esta preparado para los turistas...

    Antonio De Bonis · March 16, 2012
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  • TIME

    TIME's 1929 "Man of the Year" was Walter P. Chrysler, a man who helped shape not only the American auto-industry, but architecture as well.

    TIME · February 29, 2012
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  • EchoDA

    The top of the building is a NYC classic, with Art Deco motif's,look at the top and you will see, plus the interior's take you back to the 30's..

    EchoDA · February 15, 2012
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  • EchoDA

    the top of the building is a NYC classic, with Art Deco motif's,look at the top and you will see, plus the interior's take you back to the 30's..

    EchoDA · December 22, 2011
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  • Amy A.

    The most beautiful building in all of NY.

    Amy Atomic · November 3, 2011
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  • Collectivus

    I dropped a Collectivus Great Pumpkin Thingie here. Look for Thingies near here too. Read more

    Collectivus · November 2, 2011
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  • de Dios Editores

    Edificio Chrysler: “Hannah y sus hermanas”: El arquitecto David (Sam Waterston), trae a Hannah (Mia Farrow) y a su amiga April (Carrie Fisher) aquí, cuando las lleva en una visita guiada New York.

    de Dios Editores · October 19, 2011
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