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Official Name Chrysler Building
Type building
Status Completed
Country United States
State New York
City New York City
Street Address 405 Lexington Avenue (Map)
Building Function office
Structural Material steel
Landmark Status national
Start of Construction 1928
Completion 1930
Global Ranking #53 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
Height: Architectural 318.9 meter / 1046 feet
Height: Occupied 252.3 meter / 828 feet
Height: To Tip 318.9 meter / 1046 feet
Height: Observatory 238.7 meter / 783 feet
Floors Above Ground 77
# of Elevators 32
Top Elevator Speed 4.5 m/s
Tower GFA 111,201 m² / 1,196,958 ft²
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 Suppliers
• Elevator Otis Elevator Company
• Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
News Articles
Bloomberg Calls for New Height Limits in New York City
CTBUH Global News, 2012-10
Site Asks Readers to Name Best (and Worst) Tall Buildings
Curbed, 2012-06
Top 10 steel skyscrapers
arabianBusiness.com, 2010-10
Abu Dhabi to Buy Chrysler Building
World Architecture News, 2008-06