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Chrysler Building

This skyscraper is a masterpiece of Art Deco , considered by many architects the best building in the city of New York.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

It was built in 1930, designed by William Van Alen as the seat of the car manufacturer.

It was the tallest building in the world with 319 meters high, but only a few months, until he had built the Empire State Building .

The needle that crowns the building, was constructed in secret inside the building, in order to be the tallest structure in the world, although it was short lived.

Stresses the ornamentation of the tower, made with hubcaps Chrysler cars and Gargoyles are made ​​radiator covers.

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building

You can not visit, inside houses offices, but worth going to the lobby to admire the decor.

Curiosities of the Chrysler Building

The very particular top of the tower was inspired many skyscrapers like One Liberty Palace Philadelphia , the second highest of the city with its 288 meters high.

For many years the Chrysler Building had a public viewpoint , which later became the seat restaurant and finally the legendary club private Cloud Club, which counted many eccentricities.

In a recent survey conducted by the Skyscraper Museum in New York, the Chrysler Building was ranked number one favorite of New Yorkers.

Eagles Floor 61 , designed by Chesley Bonestell, were made entirely Nirosta steel plates, the same material from Vertex (art deco tower)

lifts of the Chrysler Building was the fastest of the time (traveling to more than 300 meters per minute)

The floor observatory 71 was decorated with planets and stars and had lamps that mimic the shape of Saturn.

Some “hunters secret places of New York” say worth asking for an appointment with a dentist who has his office in one of the higher floors, to be served contemplating a fantastic view of Manhattan.

Location of the Chrysler Building

Location of the Chrysler Building

Location: 405 Lexington Avenue, corner of 42 St.
How to get there: Grand Central Terminal Train Station and stations Metro Grand Central (4, 5, 6, 7).
About Empire State Building , Times Square , Madame Tussaud’s , Top of the Rock , St. Patrick’s Cathedral.