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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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  • Defined by many the nicest and the most beloved of NY, maybe it will be true or maybe not, depends very much on personal taste (I like Manhattan as a whole and each skyscraper has its reason for being in the wonderful environment in which it is inserted, between buildings from various periods and various styles that coexist alongside each other beautifully, giving us one of the world's most beautiful sky line); in any case it is definitely among the most characteristic with the unmistakable huge stainless steel Spire, slender frame, metal inserts, that sort of gargoyles at (I think) 61 St floor and the typical style of the years ' 30. The Interior is not open to the public, but you can at least enjoy their hall. Paradoxically, you see better from a distance, when you look at the sky line east of Manhattan, that when you are close, because the shape of the first 30 floors (which usually do not see in the sky line) is different from the top, much narrower and slender and the Spire obviously do not see. Another fact that I noticed is that when you look at the skyline of the city this skyscraper, because of thin form and partly because of the height of the Spire (38m) or a matter of perspective, not gives the impression of being very high, while reaching the 319 metres.
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  • One more of the many famous skyscrapers of NY City. It is a very elegant construction. It had the title of being the tallest of New York but for a short time, as it was surpassed by the Empire State. Know if you can visit, but having gone up to the Empire State, One World and TOTR, already had seemed sufficient.
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  • I love the art deco design anyway, but even more I love the story of how it became the tallest building in the world for a while. Unfortunately no observation deck so you can't see the top up close, b...  more »
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  • Iconic building that clearly stands out in the city. It is cool to look at.
  • The race for the world's tallest building started reverently at the beginning of the twentieth century, with several developers in New York competing for the sought after title. In 1929 the Chrysler Building was the first building to top the then tallest structure - the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • My favourite building in the city. I love the art deco styling.
  • This is the most beautiful skyscraper in Manhattan for me! It's a pity that there isn't any observatory for public :(
  • Another iconic building. I just love the art-deco style of this building. if you are visiting NYC, don't forget to point your camera to this building.