The Chrysler Building is a skyscraper office building in the art deco style. It is located at at the intersection of 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City. The Chrysler Building is named after the Chrysler Corporation, which is one of the largest auto makers in the world. Walter Chrysler, the founder of Chrysler Corporation proposed this building and funded its construction. It was built in 1929 and is one of the iconic elements in the Manhattan skyline. The building served as the headquarters of Chrysler Corporation for more than twenty years. Today it continues its life as an office building.
It is a popular tourist attraction. Admission to the building is free but tourists are allowed only into the lobby. It was once the world's tallest building until surpassed after a few years by the Empire State building. The tower has 3,862 windows; 20,961 tons of structural steel, 391,881 rivets, and 3,826,000 bricks.