Chrysler Building

Building and Historic Site
Turtle Bay, New York
  • Has a stamp of approval from Michelin Travel & Lifestyle and New York Habitat
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  • Metropolis magazine
    "... Designed by achitect William Van Alen, the building still lights up the NY..."(4 Tips)
    Metropolis M.
    "One of our favorite NY buildings."(3 Tips)
    Paul P.
    "A view from 69th floor.."(2 Tips)
    Judy B.
    "... the most interesting, architecturally speaking, IMHO"(5 Tips)
87 Tips and reviews
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  • 69th floor
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  • Christian L.
    Epicness at Lexington Ave
  • Alan M.
    Alan MortonSeptember 20, 2016
    Favourite building in New York
  • Heli R.
    Heli RoinistoJuly 26, 2016
    Lovely My HUSBAND
  • Josh T.
    Josh TaroliApril 20, 2016
    View from below.
  • Sara Y.
    Sara YApril 15, 2016
    Secret amazing cobbler in the basement!
  • Nikos F.
    Nikos FotouJanuary 31, 2016
    Famous landmark. Lots of fotos
  • Hector
    HectorDecember 19, 2015
    It will always be one of the most impressive art-deco masterpieces in the world
  • Olexy S.
    Olexy SadovyDecember 2, 2015
    The most beautiful tower
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisJune 10, 2015
    Been here 100+ times
    Since CAA moved into the building there's a very good chance of spotting celebrities in the lobby.
  • Celia N.
    Celia Navarrete BravoApril 26, 2015
    Art Deco representation. You can see the hall for free.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsApril 14, 2015
    The best building in New York City
  • Tanner W.
    Tanner WelshMarch 17, 2015
    Go in the lobby. Look up. Admire.
  • Onur A.
    Onur AvcıDecember 19, 2014
    Don't forget to look up when entering the's best.
  • Alexandre C.
    Alexandre CurielSeptember 24, 2014
    Art Deco's temple
  • LukaSH
    LukaSHAugust 26, 2014
    Check out the lobby! Access is for free.
  • Kaya G.
    Kaya GofreyMarch 27, 2014
    great one infact
  • Mitchell L.
    Mitchell LuoFebruary 28, 2014
    Easy to walk and pass by. The neon at night changes its color for different occasions.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MehtaFebruary 28, 2014
    There is no observation room here. Unless you are going to see the dentist.
  • Filippa E.
    Filippa Edberg-ManuelSeptember 23, 2013
    Don't forget to look up when entering the building...
  • The Capital Grille
    The Capital GrilleSeptember 17, 2013
    Completed in 1930, this Art Deco landmark is still the tallest brick building in the world.
  • Jacob S.
    Jacob ShemkovitzAugust 27, 2013
    Art Deco skyscraper; distinctive feature of Manhattan skyline; at one point world's tallest building
  • Rebecca B.
    Rebecca BrownJuly 14, 2013
    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.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TrezubMay 12, 2013
    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.
  • The Tiny TieRant
    The Tiny TieRantMay 2, 2013
    There are stores and shops in the lower arcade open to the public.
  • Cristina
    CristinaApril 26, 2013
    Most beautiful building ever. Look up.
  • Judy B.
    Judy Briskman ArnoldApril 19, 2013
    One of the most recognizable buildings in N.Y.C. skyline and one of the most interesting, architecturally speaking, IMHO
  • Wanda B.
    Wanda BarrettApril 14, 2013
    Great scenery, on way to IBS SHOW
  • Eddie R.
    Eddie R.March 20, 2013
    Prettier than the Empire State, IMO
  • Lauren M.
    A unique building that you cannot miss. A must see for first timers to the city.
  • 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
  • Elton J.
    Elton JulianDecember 4, 2012
    Chrysler Building good to visit
  • Small Demons
    Small DemonsOctober 24, 2012
    "Look at it, like a giant, steel Christmas tree."—Christopher Krovatin, "Venomous" Read more
  • Cooper S.
    Cooper SmithAugust 16, 2012
    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
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  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesJuly 20, 2012
    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
  • Bloomberg TV
    Bloomberg TVJuly 16, 2012
    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
  • Mike B.
    Mike BeauchampJuly 6, 2012
    Check out the lobby. No observation deck, though.
  • Paul P.
    Paul PascualJune 20, 2012
    A view from 69th floor..
  • Renaissance Hotels
    Renaissance HotelsMay 22, 2012
    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
  • 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
  • ArtNerdNewYork
    ArtNerdNewYorkMay 6, 2012
    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
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayMay 2, 2012
    There's no observation deck, but the lobby of the Chrysler Building is worth a visit to see the ceiling mural.
  • Metropolis magazine
    Metropolis magazineApril 10, 2012
    One of our favorite NY buildings. Designed by achitect William Van Alen, the building still lights up the NY skyline.
  • New York Habitat
    New York HabitatApril 10, 2012
    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!
  • Andrew H.
    Andrew HogueMarch 27, 2012
    319.9 metres (1,050 ft), tallest building in the world 1930-1931.
  • Metropolis M.
    Metropolis MagazineMarch 25, 2012
    One of our favorite NY buildings. Designed by achitect William Van Alen, the building still lights up the NY skyline.
  • TIME
    TIMEFebruary 29, 2012
    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.
  • EchoDA
    EchoDAFebruary 15, 2012
    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
    EchoDADecember 22, 2011
    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..
  • Amy A.
    Amy AtomicNovember 3, 2011
    The most beautiful building in all of NY.
  • Collectivus
    CollectivusNovember 2, 2011
    I dropped a Collectivus Great Pumpkin Thingie here. Look for Thingies near here too. Read more
  • Caner G.
    Caner GözSeptember 16, 2011
    I just wanna say one little word. "Spiderman".
    SPIDER-MAN ON BWAYSeptember 9, 2011
    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.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MayAugust 22, 2011
    My favourite NY building Read more
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisAugust 2, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • MetroFocus
    MetroFocusJuly 13, 2011
    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
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJune 24, 2011
    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
  • Sheila O.
    Sheila OrtizMay 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Work Work Work and no play!
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 31, 2011
    Definitely, its Art-Deco style and the lightning at its top give you one of the most admired buildings worldwide Read more
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Scaffolding around the building is finally down.
    BLOUIN ARTINFOMarch 1, 2011
    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.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you'd really like to see what the view looks like from the top, make an appt with one of the dentists on the top floors. Get a cleaning and enjoy the view.
  • Norman E.
    Norman EllisFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    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.
  • Herlambang E.
    Herlambang EdmadityaJanuary 15, 2011
    i'm really sure sarah jessica parker has been here, love the shiny metal on the top
  • The New York Daily News
    The New York Daily NewsOctober 13, 2010
    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
  • Algonquin Hotel
    Algonquin HotelOctober 1, 2010
    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”.
  • Zac F.
    Zac FallahSeptember 1, 2010
    I never quite know what the tourist are taking pictures of...
  • Tess L.
    Tess LJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the deli on subway level. There's also dry cleaning services, locksmith and shoe/bag repair available.
    HISTORYMarch 30, 2010
    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.
  • Derrius C.
    Derrius ClarkFebruary 22, 2010
    If you don't work us all a favor and gawk as closely to walls as possible.please and thanks
  • CrisyFrank
    CrisyFrank1 week ago
    La arquitectura de este rascacielos es hermosa, lastima que solo puedes visitar el hall.
  • Jose Manuel V.
    Imponente, un clásico.
  • João C.
    João CoelhoMarch 21, 2016
    Um dos prédios mais espectaculares de NY.
  • veolnet
    veolnetFebruary 13, 2016
    Edificio icónoco de NY a cualquier hora del día impone, sólo puedes verlo por fuera, el acceso está restringido
  • Isabel V.
    Isabel ValeroOctober 14, 2015
    Merece la pena entrar en el hall. Las vistas son preciosas!
  • Vicente M.
    Vicente MartinezAugust 26, 2015
    El exterior es fantástico. Lástima que solo se pueda visitar el hall.
  • Ettore B.
    Ettore B.August 17, 2015
    Per fotografarlo, posizionatevi di fronte la stazione di Grand Central
  • Debora C.
    Debora CavalheiroMay 23, 2015
    O prédio é lindo imenso é maravilhoso
  • Nao T.
    Nao TomitaMay 16, 2015
  • Anabel A.
    Anabel AlcaideDecember 31, 2014
    Una maravilla de la arquitectura del siglo XX. El Hall es impresionante.
  • Brkgny
    BrkgnyOctober 16, 2014
    Oncelikle kule cikis yok olumsuz yani bu sadece zemin katini gezebilirsiniz 15 dk nizi almaz.
  • H. D.
    H. D.November 26, 2013
    Güzel mimari!
  • Sevilla
    SevillaNovember 4, 2013
    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
  • Parisian Geek
    Parisian GeekOctober 26, 2013
    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.
  • VacazionaViajes
    VacazionaViajesAugust 30, 2012
    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.
  • Claudia
    ClaudiaAugust 19, 2012
    en frente los pylons de Philip JOhnson sobre la 42
  • Antonio D.
    Antonio De BonisMarch 16, 2012
    No esta preparado para los turistas...
  • de Dios Editores
    de Dios EditoresOctober 19, 2011
    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.
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