Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Avenue
New York City, NY

Neighborhood: Midtown Manhattan

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A wonderful example of Art Deco architecture, the Chrysler Building was the world’s tallest building before it was overtaken by the Empire State Building in 1931. Designed for Walter P. Chrysler by architect William Van Alen, it was the first man-made structure to stand taller than 1,000 feet. The corners of the 61st floor are decorated with eagles, based on the 1929 Chrysler hood ornaments. Constructed of masonry, with a steel frame, and metal cladding.

Visitor Tips:
Be sure to visit the elegant lobby with transportation related murals, however there is no observation deck for the public. The exterior is best viewed during the day.

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