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
Neighborhood: Midtown East
How to get there
  • Grand Central – 42nd St • 3 min walk
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  • Happy Days
    Durban, South Africa43 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Bea
    973 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
    Traveled with family
    Written December 12, 2023
  • Greg Harris
    Bronx, New York1,989 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2024
  • RazzyBthefirst
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom1,471 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous lobby
    Iconic building and previously admired from above and below. My other half is an art and design buff so we entered the lobby. They are quite firm about where you can stand but if you're polite there is no issue. We took a lot of photos. Well worth visiting.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 17, 2024
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    New York's unmatched Arts Deco building
    The Chrysler Building was built in Arts Deco style, it was completed in 1931. The Chrysler is hailed as the best building in New York City, if not the world. The Chrysler Building view puts the Empire State Building in a second place in architectural terms. As a Midtown skyscraper, the Chrysler Buidling is New York's unmatched leader.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 6, 2024
  • FLHarlock
    Tavares, Florida4,927 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My second favorite
    The Chrysler Building is amazing architecturally but it doesn’t compete with the Empire State Building because you cannot go in it. It’s funny that the closer you get to it the less you can see. Definitely worth a visit though.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2024
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Greg Harris
Bronx, NY1,989 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
The Chrysler Building is one of New York’s most notable skyscrapers and one of the world’s most revered buildings.

In May of 2018, I brought myself and my wife for a visit to the Chrysler Building to celebrate our Happy Four Year Relationship Anniversary!!!

Owned by both the Signa Holding & RFR Holding, the Chrysler Building was fully constructed in 1930 by Walter Chrysler of the Chrysler Corporation and it was designed by architect, William Van Alen.

Standing at 1,046 tall, the Chrysler Building has been showcased in many popular films, such as Independence Day, Deep Impact, the Avengers and Men in Black 3.

While the Chrysler Building lacks an observation deck, the building does allow visitors to come and see it’s gorgeous Art Deco designed hall on the ground floor. Both my wife and I very much enjoyed viewing the Art Deco hall and took great pictures!!!

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 May 2, 2022
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richard o
Kidderminster, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Family
22/02/2023 met at the entrance of the building by the head of security abusing people who entered before we did. What a awful man. People trust me you don't want to go. He told us it's been closed to the public for three years. Nasty chap but it didn't ruin our day
Written February 22, 2023
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Chrysler Building was, for just under a year, the tallest structure in the world. until it was surpassed by the Empire State Building. The Chrysler Buildng is an Art Deco icon, a materpiece of Modernism. It's by far the best-looking skyscraper in New York City. The building is famous for its spire and eagle gargoyles. It's planned to create an observation deck on the 61st floor in the near future.
Written May 25, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
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.
Written April 4, 2023
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TravelingSoccerLoon
Saint Paul, MN5,371 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 June 7, 2023
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Happy Days
Durban, South Africa43 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 August 16, 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.

Andrew C
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
First time in New York and I wanted to visit the Chrysler building. My wife and myself only just walked into the lobby area when an aggressive security guard started shouting at us ‘this is not a public area, you need to leave’ - he kept repeating this and was really ignorant. I said no problem, we didn’t know, we are tourists and perhaps it would be a good idea to put a notice on the entrance door to that effect. My New York travel guide is obviously now out of date as it said entry was allowed to the lobby area .
The security guard needs some training on how to speak to members of the public.
Written October 17, 2022
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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 February 3, 2024
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Compass171685
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
My 8 yo and I entered, masked of course, on Monday 8/16/2021 at 1:30pm and were immediately ordered out of the lobby by a security guard. We asked if the lobby would ever be open to the public and he poorly communicated that we were not and would not ever be welcome there. What the heck?
Written August 16, 2021
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FLHarlock
Tavares, FL4,927 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
The Chrysler Building is amazing architecturally but it doesn’t compete with the Empire State Building because you cannot go in it. It’s funny that the closer you get to it the less you can see. Definitely worth a visit though.
Written June 7, 2024
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