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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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  • The Chrysler building is one of the truly beautiful skyscrapers in New York City. Well worth viewing from many different angles. The history of its competition with the Empire State Building is also f...  more »
  • You are allowd to enter the lobby to explore/visit/take photographs and generally take in the art deco art work,then go outside and walk a block away as you can not see it when close up because of the...  more »
  • Building to see from the outside (don't like the Flat visits) very nice for pictures and others. If you like movies, there live the bad Spiderman.
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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.