Chrysler Building surrounded by skyscrapers in New York City
Chrysler Building surrounded by skyscrapers in New York City

Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 10174

The basics

The Chrysler Building is visible from all over town, but there are a number of ways to get a firsthand look at the landmark. Visit as part of an architecture- or photography-themed walking tour, or zip by on a coach or driving tour of Manhattan's highlights.

The skyscraper can also be spotted from the air on a helicopter tour, or from the water's edge on a boat tour. While it doesn't have an observation deck, visitors can freely tour the lobby, where an elaborate mural by artist Edward Trumbull decorates the ceiling.

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Things to know before you go

  • While the lobby is open to visitors, the rest of the building is off-limits to tourists; you don't need specific Chrysler Building tickets to enter.

  • Taking a helicopter tour or looking out from the Empire State Building's observation deck provides the best perspectives of the building.

  • Renowned as an icon of art deco design, the Chrysler Building is a must-see for architecture buffs.

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How to get there

Conveniently located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, the Chrysler Building is very accessible. The landmark is a short walk from Grand Central Station and Times Square; both transit hubs offer connections with numerous subway and bus lines, plus the Metro-North Railroad. Traveling by taxi is another simple way to explore.

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When to get there

The Chrysler Building is an iconic, year-round landmark that can be visited and enjoyed in every season. The lobby is open from 10am–6pm, Monday–Friday, excluding public holidays.

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The Chrysler Building's exterior

True to its name, the building was the headquarters for Chrysler for several decades. If you look closely, you'll discover hubcaps, fenders, and other automotive flourishes incorporated into its facade. Then, there are its famous, eagle-shaped gargoyles, inspired by the brand's hood ornaments.

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