Chrysler Building

Manhattan – Midtown East

Chrysler Building

405 Lexington Ave at 44th St
Manhattan, NY


Time Out NY Completed in 1930, this gleaming building pays homage to the automobile. Architect William Van Alen outfitted the main tower with colossal radiator-cap eagle 'cargoyles' and a brickwork relief sculpture of racing cars complete with chrome hubcaps. A needle-sharp stainless-steel spire was added to the blueprint so the finished product would be taller than 40 Wall Street, which was under construction at the same time.

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