Chrysler Building

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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  • HISTORY

    The Chrysler Building was built at an average rate of four floors per week & was the world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931.

    HISTORY · March 30, 2010
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  • The New York Daily News

    The art deco skyscraper was the tallest building in the world for 11 months. See photos of its history on our photo archive website! Read more

    The New York Daily News · October 13, 2010
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  • Algonquin Hotel

    Thanks to a last minute decision to add a needle-thin spire through the crown of the building, Chrysler was championed the “Worldʼs Tallest Building” for eleven months in the 1930 “Race of The Sky”.

    Algonquin Hotel · October 1, 2010
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • BLOUIN ARTINFO

    Despite housing the Chrysler headquarters for 20 years, the company never owned the building. Rather, Walter Chrysler paid for the construction privately to insure its inheritance by his family.

    BLOUIN ARTINFO · March 1, 2011
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  • SPIDER-MAN ON BWAY

    It's an architectural masterpiece but also secretly conceals the most notorious freak in NYC. Somewhere in the towering recesses, the Green Goblin can be heard pounding out standards on a grand piano.

    SPIDER-MAN ON BWAY · September 9, 2011
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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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  • Caner G.

    I just wanna say one little word. "Spiderman".

    Caner Göz · September 16, 2011
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  • Derrius C.

    If you don't work here...do us all a favor and gawk as closely to walls as possible.please and thanks

    Derrius Clark · February 22, 2010
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  • Smithsonian Channel

    To clinch the title of world’s tallest building, William P. Chrysler had a spire hoisted onto this skyscraper’s crown in secret, beating its rival at 40 Wall Street by 120 feet. (From Aerial America) Read more

    Smithsonian Channel · June 24, 2011
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  • Zac F.

    I never quite know what the tourist are taking pictures of...

    Zac Fallah · September 1, 2010
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  • Eddie R.

    Prettier than the Empire State, IMO

    Eddie R. · March 20, 2013
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Tess L.

    Try the deli on subway level. There's also dry cleaning services, locksmith and shoe/bag repair available.

    Tess L · July 16, 2010
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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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  • Cristina

    Most beautiful building ever. Look up.

    Cristina · April 26, 2013
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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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  • 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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  • Norman E.

    It really is sad there is no observation deck in the building. I feel sad for the tourists when they bounce in the lobby and realize that's all they'll get to see.

    Norman Ellis · August 2, 2011
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  • Sheila O.

    Work Work Work and no play!

    Sheila Ortiz · May 10, 2011
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  • Herlambang E.

    i'm really sure sarah jessica parker has been here, love the shiny metal on the top

    Herlambang Edmaditya · January 15, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ben M.

    My favourite NY building Read more

    Ben May · August 22, 2011
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  • MetroFocus

    The Chrysler Building is a great place to watch Manhattanhenge - you only have 4 chances to do this each year so when it happens go here and don't forget your camera! Read more

    MetroFocus · July 13, 2011
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  • Diego R.

    Definitely, its Art-Deco style and the lightning at its top give you one of the most admired buildings worldwide Read more

    Diego Rufo · March 31, 2011
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  • Norman E.

    There is no observation deck or any formal tour. It's best for tourists to run in and take a quick pick of the ceiling and run out so as not to annoy those of us who work here.

    Norman Ellis · February 22, 2011
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • H. D.

    Güzel mimari!

    H. D. · November 26, 2013
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  • Claudia

    en frente los pylons de Philip JOhnson sobre la 42

    Claudia · August 19, 2012
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  • Antonio D.

    No esta preparado para los turistas...

    Antonio De Bonis · March 16, 2012
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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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  • Brkgny

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

    Brkgny · October 16, 2014
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