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Chrysler Building, New York City

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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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  • You are not allowed in the chrysler building. I was led to believe that you where allowed in the lobby area, but this is not allowed anymore, we did not get an explanation why. 
    You are not allowed in the chrysler building. I was led to believe that you where allowed in the lobby area, but this is not allowed anymore, we did not get an explanation why.  more »
  • First time in New York and I wanted to visit the Chrysler building. My wife and myself only just walked into the lobby area when an aggressive security guard started shouting at us ‘this is not a... 
    First time in New York and I wanted to visit the Chrysler building. My wife and myself only just walked into the lobby area when an aggressive security guard started shouting at us ‘this is not a...  more »
  • Cannot get in the building but if you have time, why not go and visit. Building itself is very pretty to take pictures with 
    Cannot get in the building but if you have time, why not go and visit. Building itself is very pretty to take pictures with  more »
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  • 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, 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!
  • 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 deducting one star because of that. See some amazing pics I captured from High Line and from Vanderbilt tower.
  • 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 seems to have moved on apart from this building. But I did get some nice pics of it from the Empire State 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 a great way to see it as well. I wish there was a way to see it from a neighboring 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 Vanderbilt building, the only one from which you can get a full and panoramic view of the Chrysler. Not to be missed!!!

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