319 meters high in East Manhattan, once owned by the Chrysler Automobile Company. The skyscraper was built in the art deco style, designed by architect Van Allen. The top is decorated with massive rounded arches crowned by a sharp spire. In general, it feels like the whole structure is floating in the air. The construction is considered one of the most stylish skyscrapers in the world.
405 Lexington Avenue, New York
You do not need tickets to view this building. The building owners let you walk through the building, even if you have to stay against the wall. In one door and out the opposite side. Along the wall there are photos and a bit of history of this beaut.. Read more »iful building.
I had the dream of seeing Chrysler Building since I was young and saw it in the movies. The architecture is breathtaking and it stands out from anywhere you look at the building. I am so happy that I also got the chance to see the lobby from inside, .. Read more »such a beautiful art deco architecture. Would love to see in a couple of years an observation deck.
Only allowed into foyer and have to keep to the sides as u walk around . Like walking back into a 1930s time capsule but tbh nothing to see or do here . It’s a building used by private offices so u can’t go above ground level .
An iconic building just outside the Grand Central Terminal. Hard to miss and worth taking a look at it. You can see the iconic gargoyles featured in so many movies ( Batman, Man in Black, Spiderman etc. )
The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. The Chrysler Building is considered a leading example of Art Deco architecture. The.. Read more » corners of the 61st floor are graced with eagles; on the 31st floor, the corner ornamentation are replicas of the 1929 Chrysler radiator caps. The Chrysler Building is also renowned and recognized for its terraced crown. Overall, the Chrysler Building is a must-visit part of New York's iconic skyline and other attractions.
Firstly you should know that the Chrysler building does NOT have an observatory. That being said, the staff are more than welcoming for you to have a look around the lobby, there's some lovely art work, and it's all kept in the art deco the.. Read more »me like the Empire State Building.
We had a great time seeing the beautiful lobby in this art deco treasure of a building! Every piece of the building (elevators, trim, doorways, lighting, etc.) had some element of art deco design in the detail. Truly one of the most beautiful buildin.. Read more »gs I've ever seen, and we only saw the lobby! (There were no tours or anything of the sort available, but stopping in to see the inside is well worth it.) We were also helped by a very courteous doorman who explained to us that there were no tours but that we could walk around the edges of the lobby and take pictures.
Undoubtedly the most beautiful skyscraper in New York City. Unfortunately it’s currently not open to the public so we just have to enjoy looking at this Art Deco masterpiece from other parts of the city. One great way to get a good view of it i.. Read more »s ironically from the Empire State Building, the building that supplanted it as the world’s tallest building. Of course enjoy the Empire State Building, but make sure to spend some time looking at the Chrysler Building too.
Firstly you should know that the Chrysler building does NOT have an observatory. That being said, the staff are more than welcoming for you to have a look around the lobby, there's some lovely art work, and it's all kept in the art deco the.. Read more »me likeWmpire State Building.
Built between 1928 and 1930, the Chrysler Building was briefly the tallest in the world, at 1,046 feet (318.8 metres). It claimed this honour in November 1929—when the building was topped off with a 180-foot (55-metre) spire—and held the .. Read more »record until the Empire State Building opened in 1931
Funny this is still categorized as a tourist attraction because as of March 2023, tourists are not allowed to even enter the lobby. When you enter the building there is a doorman waiting, and you must have an appointment at one of the businesses to g.. Read more »o any further. I quickly snapped a couple photos with my phone. Hate to give it a 3-star rating, but what am I rating exactly? Of course it's a beautiful building, but it is an office building, not a tourist attraction. My tip for getting in would be to make an appointment at the dentist in the building. 😁 Oh and don't forget to turn around and take a reflection photo from the doorway.
Wonderful ! For me, the most beautiful building in New York. One of the symbols of rich, prosperous New York and the Roaring Twenties. Its Art-deco style gives it refined details. The eagles are magnificent. located on the 61st floor, they cannot.. Read more », unfortunately, be seen with the naked eye. we can only observe the radiator caps of the Chrysler brand located on the 31st floor. At night, the spire of the building is impressive. But the details of the building can be appreciated by day. To think that this building will soon be a hundred years old. What a feat!
I've been wanting to visit this building for years but sadly the 4 days I was in New York for the building was closed due to covid and the closet I could get were the front doors which was so disappointing as this was August 2022 and everyone se.. Read more »ems to have moved on apart from this building. But I did get some nice pics of it from the Empire State Building !!!
The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco-style skyscraper located in the Turtle Bayneighborhood on the East Side of Midtown Manhattan, New York City, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. At 1,046 feet (318.9 m), the structure was the .. Read more »world's tallest building for 11 months before it was surpassed by the Empire State Building in 1931. It is the tallest brick building in the world with a steel framework. As of 2018, the Chrysler is the eighth-tallest building in the city, tied with The New York Times Building.
This is favourite building in New York. Absolutely stunning! It is a shame that it cannot be visited. We could only access the main hall, and we were not allowed to take photos there. However, my recommendation is to visit the new One Summit Vanderb.. Read more »ilt building, the only one from which you can get a full and panoramic view of the Chrysler. Not to be missed!!!
I lived in Tudor City for several years, and woke each morning with a view of this most stunning example of Art Deco architecture in the world. One of its less talked about attributes is the magnificent stainless steel spire acts as a lightning rod. .. Read more »As such, when a summer thunderstorm passed, not only did it alleviate the oppressive humidity of NYC in July, I was treated to a spectacular light show with arcs hitting the spire -- the force of which the Chrysler Building kindly sent to ground.
A real beauty, of a kind not made anymore.
Probably the world's most beautiful skyscraper imo, specially considering its age.
Last time we were in NYC 5 years ago we were allowed to enter the lobby, now that's not the case any more. Such a pity.
Still my fav NYC building, just deduc.. Read more »ting one star because of that.
See some amazing pics I captured from High Line and from Vanderbilt tower.
Not worth visiting, you can’t get inside and there is no good way of taking pictures of the building when close. I would recommend to find a more far away spot with good view for pictures. Architecture is amazing though, unfortunately you can c.. Read more »heck only the lower part of the building.
Definitely my absolute favorite in NYC, what a beauty this building is. You can go to Grand Central and take a great picture with this gorgeous piece of architecture wonder in the back, best selfie spot to get it in the background. Top of the Rock is.. Read more » a great way to see it as well. I wish there was a way to see it from a neighboring building!
Please visit this amazingly gorgeous building. I'm a native New Yorker and I had a job here a long time ago. I felt so proud to work inside this architectural masterpiece. The lobby is stunning too.
Definitely my absolute favorite in NYC, what a beauty this building is. You can go to Grand Central and take a great picture with this gorgeous piece of architecture wonder in the back, best ? selfie spot to get it in the background. Top of the Rock .. Read more »is a great way to see it as well. I wish there was a way to see it from a neighboring building!
Hidden gem. It seems like not many folks know about the Chrysler building but it definitely worth a look. The architecture is actually pretty good
My absolute favorite building in midtown. Gorgeous art deco lobby. Seeing the spire lit at night always cheers me up.
About a year or so ago, i accidentally discovered that the side entrance stairs of the Chrysler goes straight into Grand central station.
I often branched through there just to avoid crossing the road that had lots of people trying to get to the tra.. Read more »ins during rush hour. Not sure if it will make a comeback. But sure hope it does.
I love taking random shots of scenic places and buildings, so i took a slanted one of the Chrysler on my way home from work.
Pretty building! I had a delicious view from my desk when I worked in Midtown East. It's easy to spot from high floors in the city or rooftops in western parts of Brooklyn and Queens. If you're getting off a train at Grand Central Station, .. Read more »pop over and take a look--also worthwhile to visit Tudor City and Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza, which are nearby. Midtown East is an underrated neighborhood teeming with history and beauty. Check it out today!
Absolutely a stunning and landmark example of Art Deco style. I have seen it since I was 16 and every time I see it my jaw drops! Beautiful!
We just wanted to thank the jeep ( Chrysler company) for the high quality of Jeep Grand Cherokee wk2 cars, we have 4 of them and all are operated in difficult climatic conditions and off-road conditions !! many have very high mileage and have never .. Read more »let us down !! mileage on average 200.000-400.000 thousand km engine v6 3.6
Also in stock Jeep grand Cherokee Trailhawk v2018 with air suspension, quad lift and 190,000 thousand miles, there is no problem with the suspension!
A very sturdy reliable SUV !!
I've travelled for many, many years and this is the most beautiful building ever!! I just love the look and the design of this building. Such a lovely place to visit!
Definitely my favorite building in New York City. Stunning on the inside and out. Very Art Deco on the floor I was on. The historical and whimsical hand painted ceiling of the entry way is just the beginning of this immaculate space.
Such a cool building to finally see in person! The construction is so artistic and fascinating.
Most beautiful skyscraper in NYC, maybe in the world.
Don't want to elaborate . But they were not professional @ all .
In the mid-1920s, New York's metropolitan area surpassed London's as the world's most populous metropolitan area and its population exceeded ten million by the early 1930s. The era was characterized by profound social and technological.. Read more » changes. Consumer goods such as radio, cinema, and the automobile became widespread. In 1927, Walter Chrysler's automotive company, the Chrysler Corporation, became the third-largest car manufacturer in the United States, behind Ford and General Motors. The following year, Chrysler was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year".
The economic boom of the 1920s and speculation in the real estate market fostered a wave of new skyscraper projects in New York City. The Chrysler Building was built as part of an ongoing building boom that resulted in the city having the world's tallest building from 1908 to 1974. Following the end of World War I, European and American architects came to see simplified design as the epitome of the modern era and Art Deco skyscrapers as symbolizing progress, innovation, and modernity. The 1916 Zoning Resolution restricted the height that street-side exterior walls of New York City buildings could rise before needing to be setback from the street. This led to the construction of Art Deco structures in New York City with significant setbacks, large volumes, and striking silhouettes that were often elaborately decorated. Art Deco buildings were constructed for only a short period of time; but because that period was during the city's late-1920s real estate boom, the numerous skyscrapers built in the Art Deco style predominated in the city skyline, giving it the romantic quality seen in films and plays. The Chrysler Building project was shaped by these circumstances.
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I went the building for business
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The structure of the building !
This is one of the most iconic buildings in the world and its competitive history, architectural details and art are absolutely stunning but... No Tours? Nothing to see except the lobby? A small portion of this building belongs to America's hi.. Read more »story and so there should be something arranged where perhaps a story and an observation deck are dedicated to a museum and observatory. Its a shame that its only private offices.
I wasn't in the Chrysler building
I’ve been walking through this building on my commutes for at least 10 years. I have become friends with the security guards and when I was little we called the entrance to the subway “the secret passage.” This lauded secret passage.. Read more » is the quickest way to the train when traveling from the east side. Most people do not know about the entrance.
This iconic building from the outside and inside is a tremendous throwback to the late 1920’s and early 1930s. Simply stunning! (Photos taken on iPad 6th Generation)