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. Plan to visit Chrysler Building and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended New York City attractions using our New York City trip itinerary maker tool .
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  • This old lady is still one of se most beautiful sky scrapers in NY. The interior and especially observation desk at the top of the building is full of beautiful Art Deco details with beautiful wood carvings. The building is not as high as the new high-rise but remains impressive.
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  • Near Grand Central Station is one of the most famous buildings in New York. You recognize wheel covers and fenders in the architecture of the building (reference to Chrysler). The building is not accessible, outside the lobby...
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  • A truly magnificent piece of architecture. The building is a classic. If you love deco, you will fall in love with this building.  more »
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  • One of the most original, beautiful and amazing skyscraper in Manhattan. Located on Lexington Avenue. It's luxuriously decorated in art deco style inside and with gargoyles just below the top. You can see it's distinguished flaky top with a needle from the different parts of New York City, even from Long Island. It's also the second tallest building in the city centre. Highly recommended to everyone to observe
  • This is just the most beautiful building to me. And the night just gives it a whole new facade. I could not go into the building, so if you reading this a tour or observation deck would just be super! Check it out from the Empire Stare or Top of the Rock at night, so worth it.
  • Just an iconic building, loved it. Found on Lexington avenue. Got some good photos. Don't think you can go up like the Rock and Empire State, but I went into the reception area and took some great photos, we'll worth a look. Also just across the road is Grand central market that is a great place to look around and is part of the Grand central station complex nearby. Great area to walk around, with all major buildings quite close together. Felt inspired walking around all the great architecture with the Xmas lights as a bonus.
  • Very beautiful on the inside. The decor is one of the finest ever designed in a building. I worked there so I'm use to the beauty.
  • What's not to love about this iconic art deco NYC landmark building. Original lobby and elevators make you feel like you're stepping into a time machine. The lobby is open to the public but you'll need access to visit the upper floors. If you're ever on any of the higher floors you can sneak up to the old Cloud Club on the 67th floor for a rare glimpse into the past.
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