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"Walter P. Chrysler, the..." Chrysler Building Tip by AndreasK

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


Walter P. <b>Chrysler</b>, the automobile magnate, decided that his company could benefit from developing the world's tallest building and he took over Reynold's plan. Chrysler instructed to surpass the 1024-foot-high Eiffel Tower, the world's tallest structure at the time. In what was certainly one of the greatest secrets and publicity coups in Manhattan real estate history, the stainless steel top was installed to the public's utter surprise in about 90 minutes in November, 1929. The tip of spire was 1046 feet high.

Address: 405 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10174
Directions: The main entrance is on Lexington Avenue, but there are also entrances on 42nd and 43rd Streets, all of which open onto the building's triangular lobby.
Phone: (212) 682-3070

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 7, 2002
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