"The Chrysler Building" Chrysler Building Tip by MM212

Chrysler Building, New York City: 80 reviews and 132 photos

  Chrysler Building in background - Aug 08
by MM212

A favourite of many, the Chrysler Building is one of the most incredible Art Déco structures in the world. After a fierce and frantic competition with the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building was completed in 1930 and, at 320 metres, became the world's highest structure. The title was only short-lived as its competitor stole the crown away when its builders installed an oversized radio tower on top. The Chrysler Building initially housed the Chrysler Corporation and the architecture of the building itself was inspired by the designs of Chrysler cars of the time.

Address: Midtown: 405 Lexington Avenue @ 42nd St
Directions: Between 42nd St. & 43rd St.
Phone: (212) 682-3070
Website: http://www.tishmanspeyer.com/properties/chrysler-center

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Sep 21, 2008
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