Chrysler Building Stock Photos

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The Chrysler Building in New York City is one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the world. This skyscraper forms an important part of the urban skyline of New York’s Cityscape. Its unique architecture, featuring Art Deco style, is recognisable all around the world. Its construction began in 1928 and it opened in 1930. It’s located on the East side of Manhattan, New York City. It spans 319 metres high and is the tallest brick building in the world with a steel frame. Originally the building was not popular with critics but has now become a favourite piece of US design and architecture. Think of the Chrysler Building as a vertical vehicle, driving fast into the clouds, above the Big Apple’s skyline…

Chrysler Building Photographer - How did this happen?

On my visit to New York, I had photographed the majesty of the Empire State Building and the autumn colours of Central Park from the top of Rockefeller Center Building. Many hours had also been spent on the magnificent Brooklyn Bridge, outside the Chrysler Building and at the Statue of Liberty, taking pictures from every conceivable angle. Doing a photo shoot in the most iconic town in the world, New York City, was exhilarating. It was a photographer’s heaven.

Chrysler Building Pictures

Above, you will find many pictures of the iconic Chrysler Building from all angles and distances, in colour and black & white. The cityscape lends itself to be a great canvas to highlight the beauty of the Chrysler Building, New York

Chrysler building vs Empire State building

At the start of the 1930s, the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building were in a race to be the tallest. Whilst the Chrysler Building, which was also high up in the sky, was much more elegant, the Empire State Building ended up the tallest thanks to numerous additional tiers than originally planned. When it was finished, the Chrysler Building didn't win the race to be the tallest building. However, it is remembered and loved because the Chrysler Building chrome crown is a tribute to the Chrysler car. Even though it could be said that the Crystler Building is the more beautiful of the two skyscrapers, it is the Empire State Building that, as if to make up for its lack of design, covered itself in stories and became more famous. Read more

Where can I best photograph the Chrysler Building from?

Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal

Whilst there were so many locations to shoot from...
To get a cool picture of the Chrysler Building like this one, stand just west of Grand Central Terminal. You'll be able to fit the Chrysler Building in the middle of your photo frame with the clock of the train station in the bottom left corner and an ornate street light and an American Flag on the top right.

Why is the Chrysler building so famous?

For decades in the 1930s, New York City's skyline was a hotbed of competition to build the world's tallest skyscraper. Before the Empire State Building overtook it in 1931, it was the world's tallest building for 11 months. At 1,776 feet, the Chrysler Building remains the world's tallest brick structure.

Why Chrysler Building sold so cheap?

Chrysler Building was sold for $150 million in 2019. This was a fraction of $800 that they had paid in 2008. However, the land on which the Chrysler Building sits was not part of the deal. The Cooper Union school owns the land beneath the tower, and leases it out for a price (e.g. annual rent of $32 million in 2019).

Why does the Chrysler Building have gargoyles?

Because of New York City's puritanical past, there have always been more gargoyles and other ornamental flourishes on commercial and residential buildings than on religious ones. The gargoyles on the 31st floor of the building (and the eagles) depict flight and the mechanical age of the time.

How many workers died building Chrysler Building?

The Chrysler Building not only broke the world record for height, but it also set a new bar for construction-related health and safety. There had been no fatalities in the Chrysler Building. When the Empire State Building was being built, five workers were killed, while 60 died during the building of the World Trade Center in the 1970s.

Does the Chrysler Building have an observation deck?

At the moment, there is no observation deck, but you can look around the lobby and admire its beautiful art deco style.

As part of plans to fix up the famous Art Deco skyscraper, the Chrysler Building, the Landmarks Preservation Commission gave its unanimous approval to plans for an observation deck on top of the building. To do this, glass needs to be put up on the 61st floor's north and south terraces. It will give sweeping views of the city from just a few feet away from the famous eagles on the 61st floor corners of the building.

Which is taller the Empire State Building or the Chrysler Building?

At 1,046 feet (319 meters), the Chrysler Building, which was finished in 1930, is shorter than the Empire State Building, which is 1,250 feet (381 metres) tall. This inspire of its stainless steel spire that is 185 feet tall. However, the Chrysler Building remains the world's tallest brick structure.

How tall is the Chrysler Building?

The Chrysler Building remains the world's tallest brick structure at 1,046 feet (319 meters).

Chrysler Building Black & White Stock Photos

There are black and white stock photos of Chrysler Building above that were taken with other buildings in New York Skyline framing the building, while stunning cloud formation in the background create a stunning scene. 

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