|405 Lexington Avenue|
New York City NY United States
|Floor Area||111,201 m²|
|Building Uses |
| - office|
|Structural Types |
| - highrise|
| - pole|
|Architectural Style |
| - art deco|
| - concrete|
| - masonry|
| - steel|
| - stone|
| ||Heights|| ||Value||Source / Comments|| |
|Spire||318.9 m||Building lobby exhibition|
|An exhibition in the building's lobby reports the height as 1046' 4.5"|
|Bottom of the spire|
|Top floor||261.4 m||New York Department of Buildings|
|Observation deck||238.7 m|
|71st floor; now no longer open but leased to tenants.|
- Architect: William Van Alen
- Owner(s): TMW Real Estate, Tishman Speyer Properties
Facts & Description
- Tallest building in the world from 1930 to 1931.
- Originally, the building had an observation deck, this deck was closed when the Empire State Building opened and has since been converted into office space.
- Cost: $15 million
- The Chrysler Corporation moved out and sold the building in the mid-1950s.
- William Van Alen designed a 185ft (56.3m) spire, inspired by a car radiator grill, which was raised to the top in 90 minutes, surpassing 40 Wall Street, and the Eiffel Tower as the tallest structure in the world.
- 391,831 rivets were used to make the Chrysler Building.
- The "Cloud Club" was a private lounge area at the top of the building where people could rest and in the times of prohibition, had a hidden room. On the 2nd floor of the Cloud Club, Chrysler had a private lounge.
- The 71st floor observation deck has triangular windows, with the walls having stars and the lights appeared as saturn. It is now leased to tenants.
- In 1945 the observation deck was closed, the Cloud Club followed in the 1970's.
- When the Chrysler Building was being fixed up, they found that all 3,800 windows were fine. The spire however leaked which was fixed, renovation was finished in 2002.
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|William van Alen|| - ||architect|| |