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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  • October 4, 2017
    DON'T miss a visit to the beautiful art deco style Chrysler building. It stands tall and proud as it ALWAYS has , and God willing , will ever be. One of the most iconic long time wonderful building. B...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    We did not go inside the building, but the outside is beautiful. When you get closer, the building has it's unique "protectors" made from hubcaps! You can see them sticking out in all directions from ...  more »
  • October 3, 2017
    Art deco at its best .All you can see inside is the lobby but worth the trip .The outside is is decorated by radiator caps and eagles and it has a scalloped type roof making it shine in the sun  more »
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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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