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. Work out when and for how long to visit Chrysler Building and other New York City attractions using our handy New York City tourist route planner.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Another nice visit. Just strolling around it, you can take in it's beauty. A wonderful example of deco. Take the tour inside for some great views. Though like today, I just wandered around outside to ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    This is art deco! The architecture and construction of this building is explained in the lobby on various panels. The lobby itself is gorgeous if you like art deco. allow 15 minutes in total. if you g...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Nice especially for the top of the building with the particular architectural volutes in art deco style. Definitely one of the most beautiful buildings in Nyc
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  • June 26, 2017
    This is one of the top tourist destinations int he city. Conveniently located next to grand central its teeming with life. Although I have never entered the building I often wonder just what the views are like. But, since I'm not a tourist I guess I'll never know.
  • June 25, 2017
    Historic, beautiful, and Iconic. Art deco masterpiece. Gota love the gargoyles as well!
  • April 28, 2017
    Beautiful Art-Deco building and I actually like it more than the Empire. Very unique, they don't make them like that anymore! And with gargoyles :)
  • June 26, 2017
    Very cool architecture, and friendly folks in the lobby who let you look around and know a lot about the history of the building.
  • March 23, 2017
    Impressive building with shops accessible below, you can only gain access to the upper levels if you have meetings or reservations with the companies that are based here.

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