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The Chrysler Building NYC

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The Chrysler Building Information

The Chrysler Building Info

Lobby open daily

When to Go:
Anytime; Well-lit during the evenings

Seasonal Information:
Open year-round

Important Information

  • No observation deck

The Chrysler Building Quick Facts

  • Opened in 1930 as the tallest building in the world. (The Empire State Building passed it 11 years later.)
  • Currently the 2nd-tallest building in NYC.
  • The Chrysler Building stands over 1,000-ft. tall, and was designed by the famous architect William Van Alen.
  • Art Deco masterpiece has been seen in dozens of films and TV shows.

405 Lexington Ave at 42nd St
New York, US

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Famous New York City Art Deco Landmark in Midtown

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Midtown East

This tour is FREE!

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Features: One of America's favorite buildings, and an architectural marvel since it opened in 1930, the Chrysler Building in Midtown Manhattan is an Art Deco masterpiece. Standing over 1,000-feet tall, the Chrysler Building NYC is the 2nd-tallest building in New York City.

Why We Go: Few cities rival the architectural beauty of New York City, and the Art Deco genius of the Chrysler Tower makes it one of the most famous buildings in all of NYC.

  • Chrysler Crown: The signature crown at the top of the Chrysler Building makes this classic NY building the crown jewel of New York, and is often how NYC tourists separate it from the similar Empire State Building.
  • Pop-Culture Icon: The Chrysler Building NYC is a pop-culture icon that has been featured (and destroyed) in dozens of movies and TV shows, including Armageddon, Deep Impact and, yes, Godzilla.
  • Marble Lobby: While the Chrysler Building NYC does not have an observation deck, the decadent marble lobby gives architecture enthusiasts a look at the Art Deco interior of this famous New York skyscraper.

Inside Knowledge: Built from 1928-1930, the Chrysler Building NYC was the tallest building in the world for 11 months - until the Empire State Building surpassed it in 1931. Despite being part of the frantic race to build the tallest building in the world in the early 20th-Century, no workers were killed while constructing the famous Chrysler Tower.

Do's and Don'ts:

  • Do Bring the Camera: While you'll certainly have a tough time squeezing in the entirety of this popular NYC attraction into one picture, you will certainly want to make sure to bring your camera to this historic NYC monument.
  • Do Check Out the Lobby: The classy marble lobby of the Chrysler Building NY features classic Art Deco features, such as wood inlaid walls and elevators, and give NYC tourists a sense of history in this beautiful New York landmark.
  • Don't Miss the Chrysler Hood Ornaments: The Chrysler Building architect, William Van Alen, placed classic Chrysler hood ornaments along the side of this NYC skyscraper as a tribute to the building's former occupants, the Chrysler Corporation.
  • Don't Expect to Make it to the Top: The 71st-floor of the Chrysler Building is the highest-occupied floor of this famous NYC skyscraper - the top floors are unoccupied.