Chrysler Building
Chrysler Building
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
This Art Deco masterpiece is actually no longer the property of the auto manufacturer.
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Address
Neighbourhood: Midtown East
How to get there
  • Grand Central – 42nd St • 2 min walk
  • Grand Central • 3 min walk
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  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,095 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Masterpiece of Art Deco architecture
    The Chrysler Building is a masterpiece of Art Deco architecture. It was completed in 1930, in the depths of the Great Depression. The building was wholly owned by Walter Chrysler. Chrysler intended that the skyscraper would be a reflection of the Modernism embodied in Chrysler automobiles. The Chrysler Building was the tallest building in the world for a brief period. Although the Empire State Building was taller, many observers think that he Chrysler Building is an outstanding landmark of Art Deco design. It is probably the most striking building in NYC.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 April 2023
  • TravelingSoccerLoon
    Saint Paul, Minnesota3,430 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Art Deco Skyscraper
    Once the tallest building in the world when completed in 1930, it was eclipsed by the Empire State Building 11 months later. However, it remains a stunning architectural masterpiece and is considered one the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the world. The iconic skyscraper seems to pop up into view around every turn when walking around midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station.
    Visited November 2022
    Written 6 June 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,782 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Look for the Spire
    We could see it from the window of our Brooklyn apartment. It has the iconic art deco spire. An important office building from the early 20th Century, now it is just an office building midtown on 42nd Street. The spire looks great after dark.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 15 July 2023
  • Happy Days
    Durban, South Africa30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An NYC beauty.
    An Art Deco classic. The building is visible from many blocks around, and is spectacular as it gleams in the sunlight. Truly an icon of design and architecture. The lobby is open to visitors, and gives a sense of the glamour of NYC in times gone by. Lovely details to observe on the walls, elevator doors, and ceilings.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Bea
    703 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chrysler Building: A beautiful Art Deco example
    Chrysler Building is one of the most known buildings in the world. It was the first building higher than 1000 ft built in the world. It has 77 floors and it was built in 1930, In 1976, the Chrysler Building was declared a National Historic Landmark, and a New York City Landmark in 1978. I loved its lobby, one of the finest examples of Art Deco in New York. The mural that covers the entire ceiling was wonderful. A must visit, not only for Art Deco fans.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 12 December 2023
  • Greg Harris
    Bronx, New York1,603 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Greg & Kat’s Chrysler Building Experience.
    The Chrysler Building is one of New York’s most iconic skyscrapers and one of the world’s most revered buildings. Owned by both Signa Holding & RFR Holding, the Chrysler Building stands at 1,046 feet tall, and is considered the tallest brick building in the world with steel framework. The building was constructed and designed by Walter Chrysler, the late founder & head of the Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Chrysler worked with noted architect, William Van Halen to design the Chrysler Building, and wanted it to be used as a real estate investment for the benefit of his children. The Chrysler Building has been showcased in many popular films ranging from “Independence Day” “Deep Impact,” “ the Avengers” and “Men in Black 3.” Due to its distinctive design, architectural features and rich heritage, the Chrysler Building has been recognized as a New York City Landmark, listed on the National Register Of Historic Places and has been designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. In February of 2024, I brought my wife and myself to view and visit the Chrysler Building when celebrating our Happy Six Year Wedding Anniversary!!! We both enjoyed viewing the building, especially the building’s 31st floor gargoyles, the Chrysler radiator caps and it’s amazing Art Deco style crown and spire. In addition to viewing the building, I brought and treated my wife and myself for dinner at the Capital Grille, a world renowned upscale fine dining restaurant located inside the Chrysler Building. My wife and I highly enjoyed our meal and service at the Capital Grill and definitely recommend for everyone to visit and dine at this outstanding steakhouse restaurant!!! When visiting New York City, both my wife and I recommend that you definitely make to time to see and visit the Chrysler Building!!!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 March 2024
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Greg Harris
Bronx, NY1,603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The Chrysler Building is one of New York’s most iconic skyscrapers and one of the world’s most revered buildings.

Owned by both Signa Holding & RFR Holding, the Chrysler Building stands at 1,046 feet tall, and is considered the tallest brick building in the world with steel framework.

The building was constructed and designed by Walter Chrysler, the late founder & head of the Chrysler Corporation. Mr. Chrysler worked with noted architect, William Van Halen to design the Chrysler Building, and wanted it to be used as a real estate investment for the benefit of his children.

The Chrysler Building has been showcased in many popular films ranging from “Independence Day” “Deep Impact,” “ the Avengers” and “Men in Black 3.”

Due to its distinctive design, architectural features and rich heritage, the Chrysler Building has been recognized as a New York City Landmark, listed on the National Register Of Historic Places and has been designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark.

In February of 2024, I brought my wife and myself to view and visit the Chrysler Building when celebrating our Happy Six Year Wedding Anniversary!!!

We both enjoyed viewing the building, especially the building’s 31st floor gargoyles, the Chrysler radiator caps and it’s amazing Art Deco style crown and spire.

In addition to viewing the building, I brought and treated my wife and myself for dinner at the Capital Grille, a world renowned upscale fine dining restaurant located inside the Chrysler Building. My wife and I highly enjoyed our meal and service at the Capital Grill and definitely recommend for everyone to visit and dine at this outstanding steakhouse restaurant!!!

When visiting New York City, both my wife and I recommend that you definitely make to time to see and visit the Chrysler Building!!!
Written 2 March 2024
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James H
Pittsburgh, PA2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
I’ve loved the architecture of the Chrysler Builder for years. So you can imagine our disappointment when my wife and I I were in NYC recently and decided to walk by and take some photos. Not a problem until we entered the famously beautiful lobby and we were aggressively (e.g., not politely) told that we had to immediately leave the building. We are two seniors, retired professionals and dressed very nicely. Not street riff-raff. This was a huge disappointment - AVOID.
Written 3 February 2024
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Lorna W
Houghton-le-Spring, UK95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
We came here as we had the city pass. The inside of the building was beautiful. The views were great from it too. Would recommend it as an attraction
Written 5 January 2024
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Bea
703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Chrysler Building is one of the most known buildings in the world. It was the first building higher than 1000 ft built in the world. It has 77 floors and it was built in 1930,
In 1976, the Chrysler Building was declared a National Historic Landmark, and a New York City Landmark in 1978.
I loved its lobby, one of the finest examples of Art Deco in New York. The mural that covers the entire ceiling was wonderful.
A must visit, not only for Art Deco fans.
Written 12 December 2023
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Nana Covrig
Iasi, Romania4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
2 weeks ago I had my first trip ever to New York City and I’ve been always fascinated by the Chrysler Building after seeing it in so many films and photos. I took many pictures from the outside and after reading so many negative reviews on tripadvisor, I got the courage to try to enter the lobby. I was with my father, a security guard approached us and politely told us that if we stand still in a corner we can take some photos, but not videos and then to leave. I was beyond excited that I got the chance to see the famous lobby after so many years of dreaming about seeing this building! I hope that they will open an observation deck one day.
Written 7 November 2023
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NikaNumber1
Royal Oak, MI6,596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This is a great view of the Chrysler building. It’s sad and bad that I get this building and the Empire mixed up.

I should know the ornate arches at the top of the Chrysler building by now. :/

It’s a good picture view up from Lexington.

Every time I come to NYC, I realize there’s yet another building or site seeing locale I missed.
Written 2 November 2023
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Happy Days
Durban, South Africa30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
An Art Deco classic. The building is visible from many blocks around, and is spectacular as it gleams in the sunlight. Truly an icon of design and architecture.
The lobby is open to visitors, and gives a sense of the glamour of NYC in times gone by. Lovely details to observe on the walls, elevator doors, and ceilings.
Written 16 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas V
Oakland, CA16,782 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
We could see it from the window of our Brooklyn apartment. It has the iconic art deco spire. An important office building from the early 20th Century, now it is just an office building midtown on 42nd Street. The spire looks great after dark.
Written 16 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN3,430 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Once the tallest building in the world when completed in 1930, it was eclipsed by the Empire State Building 11 months later. However, it remains a stunning architectural masterpiece and is considered one the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in the world. The iconic skyscraper seems to pop up into view around every turn when walking around midtown Manhattan near Grand Central Station.
Written 7 June 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

dotsdashes2017
New York City, NY107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This iconic New York landmark can be admired only from the street. Not even the lobby is open to the public. Perhaps this will change in the future.
Written 17 May 2023
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