Aerial view of the Chrysler Building at sunset, New York
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Chrysler Building, New York City

Updated by Dianne Titos on March 1 2024

Art Deco Masterpiece and Icon of the New York Skyline.

Address: 405 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10174, United States

Close up view of the Chrysler Building, New York
Marvel at this architectural masterpiece.
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💲 Free to view from outside

👩‍🦽 Wheelchair accessible

🍽️ Dining options

🚽 Public Restrooms

Where can I find Chrysler Building?

The Chrysler Building is an iconic skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan, easily recognized by its gleaming art deco style and distinctive stainless steel spire.

Why should I visit Chrysler Building?

While the Chrysler Building does not offer public tours or an observation deck, its stunning architecture and status as an art deco masterpiece make it a must-see for architecture enthusiasts and visitors seeking to experience the grandeur of New York City's skyline.

What are the opening hours at Chrysler Building?

General opening hours

Monday - 8am - 6pm

Tuesday - 8am - 6pm

Wednesday - 8am - 6pm

Thursday - 8am - 6pm

Friday - 8am - 6pm

Saturday - Closed

Sunday - Closed

The building's lobby is typically accessible to the public during regular business hours.

Closures and holidays

Although Chrysler Building is open in the weekdays, access may be limited at times.

People sitting in the sunshine in Bryant Park, New York
After a visit to see the stunning exterior of Chrysler Building, then relax in nearby Bryant Park.

Where should I park when visiting Chrysler Building?

Parking is available at nearby garages, but due to its central location using public transportation is highly recommended.

Is Chrysler Building accessible by public transportation?

Chrysler Building is found near Grand Central Terminal, making it easily accessible by multiple subway lines (4, 5, 6, 7, S) and Metro-North Railroad.

When is the best time to visit Chrysler Building?

Chrysler Building can be admired at any time, but it's particularly striking when illuminated in the evening or during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset.

What are the best things to see near Chrysler Building

There are plenty of great places close to Chrysler Building to also explore. Here are some favorites.

  • Grand Central Terminal - Just a short walk away, offering its own architectural beauty and historical significance.
  • New York Public Library - Another iconic landmark, featuring majestic reading rooms and free exhibitions.
  • Bryant Park - Offers an oasis in the city, with seasonal activities like outdoor movies in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
People reading in the New York Public Library
Take a peek into the reading halls at the New York Public Library.
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Common questions about Chrysler Building

At the Chrysler Building marvel at one of New York City's finest examples of Art Deco architecture, with its stunning facade and iconic spire. Here is what else you can find.

Is Chrysler Building accessible to those with lower mobility?

✔️ Yes, Chrysler Building public areas and lobby are accessible, but general public access is limited.

Is Chrysler Building free to enter?

✔️ Viewing from outside Chrysler Building is free. There is no public access to upper floors or observation deck.

Is Chrysler Building pet-friendly?

❌ The lobby of Chrysler Building is not accessible to pets, except service animals.

Is Chrysler Building child-friendly?

✔️ The Chrysler Building exterior can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages, but there are no specific child-friendly attractions.

Is Chrysler Building a year-round attraction?

✔️ Yes, Chrysler Building exterior can be admired year-round.

Are refreshments available at Chrysler Building?

❌ No, there are numerous dining options close to Chrysler Building, but not within the building.

Are there restrooms at Chrysler Building?

❌ No, public restrooms are not available for the public at Chrysler Building.

What else is useful to know before I visit Chrysler Building

Photography of the building's exterior is a must for visitors. Lexington Avenue is a great vantage point for a snap!

The lobby contains beautiful art deco details worth seeing if you can access during business hours.

Manhattan skyline including architectural landmark Chrysler Building in New York City
Whichever way you turn you can enjoy views of this incredible building.
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Where to stay near Chrysler Building

There are plenty of great hotel options in Midtown Manhattan, just a short distance from architecturally stunning Chrysler Building.