Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is 1,046 feet tall. It has 77 floors.

It’s on the east side of Manhattan on 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue.

It was overtaken by the Empire State Building as the tallest building in the world in 1931.

They started building it on September 19, 1928 and finished in 1930. The builders of New York were in a race to build the world's tallest skyscraper. The Chrysler building builders built 4 floors a week. Just before they finished, the building was tied with a building at 40 Wall Street. They added two feet to the building at 40 Wall Street, and said they won the title of the world's tallest building.

But the Chrylser building’s architect, William Van Alen, had already secretly gotten permission to build a 185 foot spire, which was being built inside of the building. The spire was put on top of the building, making the Chrysler Building the world's tallest building. Then the Empire State Building was built the next year, and it was the tallest.

The decoration on the tower looks like the front of Chrysler cars.