El Edificio Chrysler es un rascacielos de estilo art déco situado en la intersección de la Calle 42 con Lexington Avenue, en el East Side de Midtown Manhattan, Nueva York, en el barrio de Turtle Bay. Con 77 plantas y 319 metros de altura, fue el edificio más alto del mundo durante once meses, hasta que lo superó el Empire State Building en 1931. Sigue siendo el edificio de ladrillos más alto del mundo, aunque su estructura es de acero. A fecha de 2018, es el octavo edificio más alto de Nueva York, empatado en altura con el New York Times Tower.
El Edificio Chrysler, diseñado por el arquitecto William van Alen, es un ejemplo clásico de la arquitectura art déco y muchos arquitectos contemporáneos lo consideran uno de los mejores edificios de Nueva York. Fue la sede de la empresa Chrysler desde 1930 hasta mediados de los años cincuenta. Aunque el edificio se construyó y diseñó específicamente para el fabricante de coches, la empresa no pagó su construcción y nunca fue su propietaria, debido a que Walter P. Chrysler decidió pagarlo él mismo para que fuera un proyecto personal. Su construcción estuvo marcada por la competición para ser el edificio más alto del mundo, en la que su principal rival era el Bank of Manhattan Building (actualmente The Trump Building), con una altura final de 282,5 m, mientras que el Edificio Chrysler se iba a quedar en 281,9 m. Sin embargo, a los pocos meses de que se completara el Bank of Manhattan Building, se construyó en secreto una aguja piramidal en el interior del Edificio Chrysler y se instaló en su cima, alcanzando así una altura total de 319 m.
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Ian Richards | mar. 1, 2018
A fantastic art deco building. The foyer is fantastic with plenty of marble. Words can not do this masterpiece justice. If you ever find yourself in New York City, check it out, you won't be disappointed. The only downside to the place is that they don't let tourists up the building.
Matthew Osteen | feb. 17, 2018
Love the beauty of this 30’s Building. The elevator doors, the figures of wings on the upper floors and the overall structure are classic. The sky rooms are available unavailable to the public but once were a limited club. One of three classic masterpieces that should not be missed. Great. Opportunity for pictures
Jitendra Sattawan | feb. 2, 2018
Originally a project of real estate developer and former New York State Senator William H. Reynolds, the building was constructed by Walter Chrysler, the head of the Chrysler Corporation, and served as the corporation's headquarters from 1930 until the mid-1950s. The Chrysler Building's construction was characterized by a competition with 40 Wall Street and the Empire State Building to become the world's tallest building. Although the Chrysler Building was built and designed specifically for the car manufacturer, the corporation did not pay for its construction and never owned it, as Walter P. Chryslerdecided to pay for it himself, so that his children could inherit it. When the Chrysler Building opened, there were mixed reviews of the building's design, ranging from its being inane and unoriginal to that it was modernist and iconic. Perceptions of the building have slowly evolved into its now being seen as a paragon of the Art Deco architectural style; and in 2007, it was ranked ninth on the List of America's Favorite Architecture by the American Institute of Architects.
Polly Duron | feb. 13, 2018
My son wanted to see this above all other sights. It is all we hoped. Beautiful example of architecture for its time. At night...gorgeous.
Maria M. Gurney | ene. 4, 2018
Truly the most stunning of art deco buildings to be found anywhere on the planet. Well worth seeing in the flesh and your trip won't be wasted as Grand Central is one block down, the NY Library and Bryant Park another couple of blocks along and then you reach Broadway and Times Sq, assuming you are heading west.
Emily Thomas | mar. 29, 2018
I love this beautiful Art Deco skyscraper for its beauty and history. It’s easy to find (near Grand Central Station). Don’t miss this NYC icon.
Phil Farmer | mar. 15, 2018
Probably the best Art Deco building in the world. Beautiful at night and breathtaking. Popular in culture and inspired. Worth the visit especially combined with a visit to grand central terminal.
Bryan Mestre | abr. 15, 2018
Probably one of the most beautiful skyscrapers in the world. The Art Deco style sets it apart and the eagle gargoyles are one of a kind. I hear when the building opened in 1931, the public could go up to the 71st floor as it served as an observation floor. That was stopped in 1945. Now you can only enter the lobby unless you have business on the floors above. We just gazed up at it from below. I think it is most stunning when it is lit up at night.
Ari Adler | may. 4, 2018
Cool, historic building with interesting architecture and artwork in the lobby. Note that security is tight and they will let you take regular photographs, but no video or panoramic photos. The iconic skyline shot of the building is probably what you're going for anyway, so do that from a few blocks away before you arrive here.
Tork Mackenzie | jun. 3, 2018
Slightly overshadowed by the Empire State I think the Chrysler is a more iconic building of the age of skyscrapers and the building looks great from all angles. The steel shines in the sunlight and its amazing to look at when the crown and spire light up at night, Another true image of NYC seen from all over Manhattan and Brooklyn. A true art deco masterpiece.
Ohin Haque | may. 31, 2018
One of the most emblematic buildings in the United States of America is Chrysler Building. The construction of this beautiful skyscraper began in 1928 and finished in 1930 (2 years later). Today, this monument is one of the tallest buildings in the U.S. and it rises 319 meters. The building is located not far from the shore of the East River in eastern Manhattan. Like the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building also has a pointed roof and that make it easily recognizable on the silhouette of the Big Apple.
Richie Rich | jun. 12, 2018
Iconic New York City landmark. Absolutely beautiful architecture. It is the definition of what the original skyscraper is. The buildings details are legend. Visitors will find the area friendly and appealing, recommend this as one of the must see towers in Manhattan.
James Gibson | jul. 11, 2018
This magnificent structure was the tallest building in the world for the brief period from its completion until the Empire State Building was constructed. The unique architecture of the upper floors of the exterior of the Chrysler building make it a very recognizable and attractive feature in the Manhattan skyline. The lobby of the first floor is beautiful and worth taking a few minutes to see if you are in the area. However, the lobby is the only portion open to the public. No tours are conducted of the building.
Sam Skoller | jun. 28, 2018
As an office building, it is insanely nice both inside and out. The floor(s) I had access to were spectacularly maintained. Also, the access to Grand Central Terminal (directly across the street) is beyond convenient, which allows easy access to the city, airports, Metro North trains, and nearly anything one might need to access via public transit.
zani | jul. 28, 2018
The iconic Art Deco skyscraper is a private office building, but the lobby is open to the public. There is a small deli and some shops in the concourse and a subway station. There is no accounting for taste but the Chrysler Building is much nicer looking than the Empire State Building and there is no line or logjam to get inside here. There is no public observation deck, but the iconic eagles and radiator cap statues can be seen from the ground on 42nd Street. The lobby is not very crowded, you will be able to view the mural in peace and quiet. A must visit for tall building lovers if you are in Manhattan on a weekday.
Cassandra Y. | jul. 16, 2018
Definitely one of the landmarks in NY city. However, nothing much to see inside the building. It is just a office building. The best way is to go few blocks away and take picture with the full building. The architecture is beautiful~
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