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Chrysler Building, New York City

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Architectural Building Tourist Spot
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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  • Inside art-deco, out silver ... just gorgeous! Unfortunately I haven't been able to visit him, but only from the outside is the most beautiful among the symbols of New York.
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  • A real classic gem with extraordinary marble interiors. This puts to shame the "modern" look which is usually stark white or gray without much personality.  more »
  • I walked into the lobby, to take a look. Everything completely covered with marble, Art Deco style. The atmosphere reminded me of the movie "metropolis".
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  • 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.
  • Historic, beautiful, and Iconic. Art deco masterpiece. Gota love the gargoyles as well!
  • 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 :)
  • Very cool architecture, and friendly folks in the lobby who let you look around and know a lot about the history of the building.
  • 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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