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The Chrysler Building

New York City Designated Landmark

 
 
The Chrysler Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 10, 2019
1. The Chrysler Building Marker
Inscription.  A stunning statement of the opulent Art Deco style by architect William Van Allen, the 77-story building symbolizes the New York City skyscraper with its distinctive steel tower. Build in 1928-30, it glorified the automobile industry with its frieze of brick and steel cars, eagles, and gargoyles. The Art Deco lobbies are among the finest of the period.
New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
1988
 
Erected 1988 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco series list.
 
Location. 40° 45.094′ N, 73° 58.55′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Lexington Avenue near East 42nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10174, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Bronxville Eagle (within shouting distance of this marker); Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Place
The Chrysler Building image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 28, 2016
2. The Chrysler Building
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Central Terminal (about 600 feet away); Library Walk (about 700 feet away); The Vanderbilt Eagle (about 700 feet away); Ptl. Thomas Schimenti, NYPD (about 700 feet away); 101 Park Avenue (about 800 feet away); Park Avenue Viaduct (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Regarding The Chrysler Building. The building is listed in the “American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition”.
 
Also see . . .  The Chrysler Building at Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
The Chrysler Building: Art Deco entrance image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 14, 2018
3. The Chrysler Building: Art Deco entrance
The Chrysler Building: The lobby ceiling image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 14, 2018
4. The Chrysler Building: The lobby ceiling
The Chrysler Building: Walter Chrysler plaque image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 14, 2018
5. The Chrysler Building: Walter Chrysler plaque
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 29 times this year. Last updated on April 12, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 11, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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