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Click an image to view larger version. Height: Occupied
252.3 m / 828 ft Height: To Tip
318.9 m / 1,046 ft
318.9 m / 1,046 ft Height: Observatory
238.7 m / 783 ft Floors Above Ground
77 # of Elevators
32 Top Elevator Speed
5.08 m/s Tower GFA
111,201 m² / 1,196,958 ft²
FactsOfficial Name Chrysler Building Structure Type Building Status Completed Country United States City New York City Street Address & Map 405 Lexington Avenue Postal Code 10174 Building Function office Structural Material steel Energy Label LEED Gold Landmark Status national Construction Start 1928 Completion 1930
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildingsGlobal Ranking #94 Tallest in the World Regional Ranking #14 Tallest in North America National Ranking #14 Tallest in United States City Ranking #7 Tallest in New York City
Companies InvolvedOwner Abu Dhabi Investment Council; Tishman Speyer Properties Developer WP Chrysler Architect • Design William Van Alen Structural Engineer • Design Ralph Squire & Sons Main Contractor Fred T Ley & Co Material Supplier • Elevator Otis Elevator Company • Sealants Dow Corning Corporation
About Chrysler BuildingThe Chrysler Building was the first supertall building taking the title of World's Tallest Building after winning a height battle with The Bank of Manhattan. The building claimed the title when it raised an 125-foot spire in just 90 minutes after constructing it in secret. It lost the title of World's Tallest Building 11 months later to the Empire State Building but enjoyed commercial success due to its location next to Grand Central Terminal. In 2009, the Chrysler Building went through a retrofit, gaining the certification LEED Gold for Existing Buildings.
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