Chrysler Building


The Chrysler Building is an Art Deco skyscraper built between September 1928 and 1930 (completed on May 27). Its  stainless steel spire is a remarkable feature in the Midtown Manhattan skyline.

There was a skyscraper boom in the late 1920s. The Chrysler Building was briefly the tallest building in the world at 318.8 meters until it was surpassed by the Empire State Building, completed in 1931. It is located at 405 Lexington Avenue, between East 42nd Street and E 43rd Street.



Skyscrapers of NYC




Chrysler tower NY




American Eagle



Chrysler Building NYC


Chrysler Building Spire


Chrysler Building seen from the E 42nd Street, behind the Grand Hyatt New York. The Grand Central Terminal is on the left. Photo taken around the 1990s.


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Recent photo of the Chrysler Building, Midtown Manhattan, seen from the Empire State Building. Queensboro Bridge is in the background (credit Julienne Schaer/NYC & Company).


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Chrysler Building


Midtown Manhattan


Chrysler Building


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Copyright © Geographic Guide - Vintage Images of NYC. Historic Buildings.


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Rockefeller Center


Chrysler eagle


Worker during construction of the Empire State Building with Chrysler Building to the right (photo by Lewis Hine, 1930 /National Archives).


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Nicolas Cage, as Balthazar Blake, atop the gargoyle eagle of Chrysler Building in The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010).



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