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“Another Art Deco Icon” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building
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Manhattan Architecture Photography Tour
Ranked #48 of 1,068 things to do in New York City
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Owner description: This Art Deco masterpiece is actually no longer the property of the auto manufacturer.
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Another Art Deco Icon”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2014

On the same day as our second attempt to go to the Empire State Building's skydeck (the first day had very little visibility), we also went to the Chrysler Building. We saw the rival structure from the top of Empire, and figured it looked cool enough to see it the same day. I used my smartphone's park whiz app to book a space at a garage closer to the Empire State Building -- it was just a little over a mile away, but we were lazy. Like the Empire State Building, this is a tall building, roughly comparable as the younger sibling in size but not age, as it is older than Empire. The Chrysler has a distinctive, over-the-top crown, which supports the antenna that rises into the heavens like the tip of a javelin as it flies through the air, wind whipping around it. To our chagrin, we weren't able to go up top, but just like the day before, we were able to look at the beautiful art inside the lobby, especially the murals, exquisite marble and so much more. If we could have gone up to the top, that would have been wonderful, which is why this is only four stars instead of five stars.

Visited August 2013
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“Fab deco building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

If you like deco style you have to visit the lobby of this iconic building. acres of marble, wonderful ceiling and wall paintings and beautiful marquetry door panels on the lifts.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Amazing Iconic Building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

This is one if my favourite buildings in New York and a must see for anyone.
It is a shame that you cannot go any further than the lobby but as a monument to Art Deco- it is amazing!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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“Favorite US building so far”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

This would have to be my absolute favorite. Yes there are taller buildings, but for me this one has the most character. It stands out from all the buildings around it and became the building I used to keep my bearings while wandering the city. I am actually struggling to explain why I like this building so much, but if you go to New York and don't check it out, you are crazy

Visited December 2013
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“Unusual building lit at the dome with changing colors, always use this as midtown marker.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

This is a striking landmark. It is unusual with the top lighted, and has changing colors.
It is one marker that is always recognizable. Walking up toward grand central station toward Broadway and Bryant Park, on Park Avenue or Madison Avenue
it is on the left.
Do visit when in Midtown.

Visited January 2014
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