Chrysler Building


The poll, which held a museum of New York skyscrapers showed that the favorite for the locals is the Chrysler Building. For a city where there is the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building – it’s pretty high rank. It Chrysler Building is considered the most beautiful building in New York.

Construction in pursuit of a record height

Chrysler Building opened its doors May 27, 1930. Well-known automaker Walter Chrysler, whose name is a building placed in it his headquarters. He conceived the building as one family, irrespective of the auto industry, and decided that the city is the perfect place for a luxurious architectural masterpiece.


William Van Alen, the architect of the Chrysler Building, desperately wanted to build the tallest building in New York and the world. In 1930, the year in pursuit of fame and was attended by the architects of the building at 40 Wall Street, who had planned to construct a building on two feet taller than the Chrysler Building. But, not wanting to be bypassed, William Van Alen, without advertising it received permission from the city to erect the building 38-meter spire, which was assembled inside the building, which made it the tallest building in the world.

However, Chrysler Building could be proud of this title just a year. In 1931, the Empire State Building took from him this honorary title. Empire State Building higher, but many believe that the Chrysler Building is much more beautiful and unusual building.


Limited access to the building

Come every year millions of tourists eager to see this magnificent skyscraper. Although immediately after the completion of the Chrysler Building on the 71 th floor for all visitors to the viewing platform was available, in 1945 it was closed.


Birthday Chrysler Building

May 7, 2005 Chrysler Building celebrated its 75th anniversary. In honor of this important event for all those wishing to open access to the gargoyles and winged steel vases on 31 th and 61 th floors. The US Postal Service has like spirit festival and released brand Chrysler Building.

There was a huge work on the restoration of the building. Only a year and a half was spent on the restoration of the frescoes in the hall. There was a major overhaul and restoration of elevators, each of which by itself is a unique attraction. Visitors also got access to the renovated lobby, designed in the style of Art Deco, to the elevator door, and into the zone.


The top of the tower is decorated with elements resembling caps wheel discs mark “Chrysler” of the 30s.

Chrysler Building is quite a significant symbol of New York City. It’s hard to find someone who would not know him and did not stand out from the urban sky. His white lights visible at night from the sea, the whole building shines a bright light in the center of the sky in New York. For many, the Chrysler Building is not only the symbol of the city, but also a symbol of the breadth of human capabilities.

Chrysler Building is located at 405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174


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  • Friday October 13th, 2017 at 05:40 PM

    Hi. Wonderful article. Just a heads up, the construction photo is of the Woolworth Building, not the Chrysler Building.


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