Smaller than the Empire State building, but classically designed and very recognizeable.
This Art Deco building dating from 1930 still remains the undisputed favourite among New Yorkers. Even though you are not allowed to travel up to the roof, it is still well worth paying a visit to the lobby with its marble floor, mural paintings on the walls and the 18 elevators whose doors are made from lots of different kinds of wood. The skyscraper designed by the architect William van Alen was built for the car company Chrysler. Its exterior, the epitome of elegance, reflects the chrome-laden cars of the era, with the radiator grill and radiator hood.