The Chrysler Building


Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building, sometimes known as The Chrysler, is an Art Deco skyscraper in the Turtle Bay area on Manhattan’s East Side, in Midtown Manhattan, at the junction of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. It is the tallest brick structure in the world with a steel framework at 319 meters, and it was the tallest building in the world for 11 months after its completion in 1930. The Chrysler is the city’s 11th tallest building, tied with The New York Times Building, as of 2019.

The building was built by Walter Chrysler, the head of the Chrysler Corporation. The Chrysler Building, an early skyscraper, was built in competition with 40 Wall Street and the Empire State Building to become the tallest building in the world. Despite the fact that the Chrysler Building was built and planned expressly for automobile manufacturing, the corporation did not pay for it and never owned it; Walter Chrysler elected to foot the entire cost personally so his children might inherit it. An extension was erected in 1952, and the building was sold the following year by the Chrysler family, with various subsequent owners.

When the Chrysler Building was debuted, there were conflicting reactions to its architecture, with opinions ranging from inane and unoriginal to modernist and iconic. Perceptions of the building have gradually shifted, and it is now regarded as a paragon of the Art Deco architectural style; in 2007, it was named eighth on the American Institute of Architects’ List of America’s Favorite Architecture. In 1978, the building was named a New York City landmark, and in 1976, it was included on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark.

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Discover New York City on a Free Tour!

World Free Tours wants to help travelers like you get the most out of New York City. We believe that the Free Walking Tour of New York is a great option to experience the city not only because it is informative, but also entertaining, and budget-friendly!

No need to pay any fees upfront. Instead, you can join the tour simply by making an online reservation, and if you enjoy the tour, you may tip the guide at the end.

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Free Tour of New York 🇺🇸

Explore the Big Apple on foot with a local tour guide!

You’ll get to see all the best spots, from the Charging Bull of Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange to the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, with stunning panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty.

Experience New York City your way and book the Free Walking Tour of New York City!

Tour Information

Price: Free
Language: English 🇬🇧
Starting point: See Map
Duration: 2.5 hours
Covid-19 measures: Our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations.


What will I see during the tour?
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Charging Bull of Wall Street
Brooklyn Bridge
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty
World Trade Center
New York Stock Exchange
– Broadway
– Battery Park
– National Museum of the American Indian
– Local food
– and more!

How much should I tip?
If you enjoyed the experience, at the end of the tour you may tip your guide according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

How do I find the guide?
The guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the starting time as it may not be possible to meet the guide after the tour has already started.

Do I need to print my reservation?
No. Just bring your booking confirmation e-mail on your smartphone!

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