The Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Avenue at 42nd Street, New York City

Designed by William van Alen for Walter Chrysler and completed in 1930, the 77-floor Chrysler Building briefly reigned as the world's tallest structure before being overtopped by the Empire State Building - for which it is commonly mistaken - less than a year later.

With it's unique monumental nirosta metal stylised eagle gargoyles, winged hood ornaments and sunburst crown it remains one of the most distinctive Art Deco skyscrapers ever built.

The images on this page were taken by Art Deco World in April 2000, and mostly show views of the Chrysler from 42nd Street, between 5th and Lexington Avenues.

For further information be sure to visit the Authorised Chrysler Building site.


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