Chrysler Building


405 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10174

Phone: 212-682-3070

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7am-6pm

Type:
Architecture, Historic Sites


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Free Things to Do: "You can't leave New York. You're the Chrysler building!" claimed Carrie to her on-again, off-again beau in Sex and The City. That was quite a compliment, as the Chrysler building is one of the most famous buildings in New York. It was even the tallest building for a brief 11 months prior to the Empire State building. Except for the glorious shiny steel needle crowning the structure, some would characterize the brick exterior of the building as simple. Don't be fooled: the lobby is exquisite. Beautiful marble work, elevator doors displaying rare wood marquetry and chrome stair banisters make this 77-story, 1,048-foot building a beauty all its own. A mixture of city history and the building's magnificence keep this a beloved treasure.

Historic Sites: This Art Deco masterpiece briefly held the title of world's tallest building for some few months before the completion of the Empire State Building in 1931. It was originally built for the automotive icon's corporate offices, and today it still contains decorative pieces in automotive fashion, including eagle heads and hood ornament wings. Except for the glorious shiny steel needle crowning the structure, some would characterize the exterior of the building as simple. Yet, one step inside the lobby assures you a wonderful treat. Beautiful marble work, elevator doors displaying rare wood marquetry and chrome stair banisters make this 77-story, 1,048-foot building a beauty all its own. A mixture of city history and the building's magnificence keep this a beloved treasure. Unfortunately, the Chrysler Building does not offer an observation deck, but once you see all the great design work inside the lobby, be sure to walk down a few streets and look back. This combination is probably the best way to experience the building. TRAIN: 4,5,6,7 to Grand Central-42nd St


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Local Expert Says:

Free Things to Do: "Unfortunately, the Chrysler Building does not offer an observation deck. Once you see all the great design work inside the lobby, be sure to walk down a few streets and look back."

Best for Free Things to Do Because: One of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the world -- for free.

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Free Things to Do: "You can't leave New York. You're the Chrysler building!" claimed Carrie to her on-again, off-again beau in Sex and The City. That was quite a compliment, as the Chrysler building is one of the most famous buildings in New York. It was even the tallest building for a brief 11 months prior to the Empire State building. Except for the glorious shiny steel needle crowning the structure, some would characterize the brick exterior of the building as simple. Don't be fooled: the lobby is exquisite. Beautiful marble work, elevator doors displaying rare wood marquetry and chrome stair banisters make this 77-story, 1,048-foot building a beauty all its own. A mixture of city history and the building's magnificence keep this a beloved treasure.

Historic Sites: This Art Deco masterpiece briefly held the title of world's tallest building for some few months before the completion of the Empire State Building in 1931. It was originally built for the automotive icon's corporate offices, and today it still contains decorative pieces in automotive fashion, including eagle heads and hood ornament wings. Except for the glorious shiny steel needle crowning the structure, some would characterize the exterior of the building as simple. Yet, one step inside the lobby assures you a wonderful treat. Beautiful marble work, elevator doors displaying rare wood marquetry and chrome stair banisters make this 77-story, 1,048-foot building a beauty all its own. A mixture of city history and the building's magnificence keep this a beloved treasure. Unfortunately, the Chrysler Building does not offer an observation deck, but once you see all the great design work inside the lobby, be sure to walk down a few streets and look back. This combination is probably the best way to experience the building. TRAIN: 4,5,6,7 to Grand Central-42nd St

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Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Free Things to Do: "Unfortunately, the Chrysler Building does not offer an observation deck. Once you see all the great design work inside the lobby, be sure to walk down a few streets and look back."

Best for Free Things to Do Because: One of the finest examples of art deco architecture in the world -- for free.

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