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Figures

Height: Architectural 318.9 m / 1,046 ft
Height: Occupied 252.3 m / 828 ft
Height: To Tip 318.9 m / 1,046 ft
Height: Observatory 238.7 m / 783 ft
Floors Above Ground 77
# of Elevators 32
Top Elevator Speed 4.5 m/s
Tower GFA 111,201 m² / 1,196,958 ft²

Facts

Official Name Chrysler Building
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country United States
City New York City
Street Address & Map 405 Lexington Avenue
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Landmark Status national
Construction Start 1928
Completion 1930
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #51 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #7 Tallest in North America
National Ranking #7 Tallest in United States
City Ranking #3 Tallest in New York City

Companies Involved

Owner Tishman Speyer Properties
Developer WP Chrysler
Architect William van Alen
Structural Engineer Ralph Squire & Sons
Main Contractor Fred T Ley & Co
Material Supplier
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation

Global News

Bloomberg Calls for New Height Limits in New York City
8 Oct 2012 – New York city

Research Papers

Tall Buildings in Numbers: The Tallest Buildings in the World: Past, Present & Future
Jun 2008 – CTBUH Journal, 2008 Issue II

Trivia

Became the world's tallest building in 1930 after raising a concealed spire to surpass the Bank of Manhattan. Surpassed the following year by the Empire State Building