The Chrysler Center consists of Chrysler Building, comprising 1.2 million sf, and Chrysler East Building, comprised of 750,000 sf. The office component is complemented by an array of retail stores located throughout the buildings. In 1998, Tishman Speyer purchased the entire blockfront on 42nd Street between Lexington and Third Avenues. The goal was to restore the landmark Chrysler Building to world-class standards and to reconfigure Chrysler East into a state-of-the-art office tower. This renovation resulted in creating a unique real estate location with both the historic grandeur of the Art Deco Chrysler Building and the new millennium style of Chrysler East.

As part of the repositioning of the Chrysler Center, legendary architect Philip Johnson redesigned Chrysler East with a new glass façade, an expansion by 146,000 sf, and modernized mechanical systems transforming 666 Third Avenue into a bonafide Class A office building.

In addition, Philip Johnson also created the Chrysler Trylons, a retail structure on 42nd Street, whose purpose was to link the buildings into Chrysler Center.

Chrysler Center, now complete, is leased by many tenants of varying industries, all who enjoy the unique access to Grand Central Terminal and Times Square, in addition to the high quality of shopping and restaurants nearby. Overall, Tishman Speyer takes great pride in this redevelopment and will continue to contribute to Chrysler Center as an office complex and as a world landmark.


  • Landmark building
  • Historically renovated lobby and elevators
  • Exceptional 360 degree views of Manhattan and the outlying areas (boroughs, New Jersey)
  • Various amenities - including newsstand, coffee shop and deli
  • 24-hour manned security
  • Federal Express, pharmacy, camera and shoe-shine shops on premises
  • Direct access to Grand Central Terminal and public transportation

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