Monday, September 3, 2007

Chrysler Building

Here is a zoomed in (or zoomed up) photo of the Chrysler Building -- as far as my little point-and-shoot camera can zoom. Isn't it a gorgeous building? I had to admit, it is one of my favorite architectural structures in New York City.

But I have a confession; I have never been inside the Chrysler Building. Midtown east, as this area is commonly called, is not a very interesting place to visit. There are mostly foreign embassies, corporate hotels and big office buildings in the area. So unless you have a business meeting to attend or are using the Grand Central Station, which is across the street from the Chrysler Building, you won't necessarily want to come to this area.

So how was your weekend? Did you do anything interesting?

20 comments:

pusa said...

i love this building just because carrie compared Mr. Big to chrysler building! yeah i know im a big fan of SATC!

slinger said...

I have to agree, this building is awesome and when I see it in movies, more particular the gargoyles, those are the best feature of the building.

Olivier said...

le plus beau de tous, un OVNI dans la ville de NYC, et a l'interieur, les peintures sur le mur sublime. De nuit, il est encore plus beau. Il parait que maintenant il y a un restaurant en bas ? c'est vrai, et si c'est vrai, tu y as deja mange ?


most beautiful of all, an UFO in the town of NYC, and inside, paintings on the sublime wall. From night, it is even more beautiful. It appears that now there is a restaurant in bottom? it is true, and if it is true, you ace already eats there?

Peter said...

Yes, certainly one of the nicest skyscrapers! Anyhow very impressive!
My weekend for partly a birthday party for my youngest grandchild, but also a lot of walking to prepare for my "building post" today. Other types of buildings.

Jilly said...

This is my favourite Manhattan building and on my last visit I went specially to it. Of course now you can only enter a small foyer - you can't even get into the area that have the beautiful elevators. All closed off. So I had to go to the top of the Empire State Building, didn't I? - to photograph it from above. Such an amazing building. Thanks for your photo, Ming. It's brilliant.

I went to the Princess Grace exhibition - see my Monte Carlo DP blog...

oldmanlincoln said...

I like this building also. It has some details that have never been exceeded in architecture.

I have not been to New York City but two of my daughters used to go there for the US Open every year.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

I have always been fascinated by this amazing building. Thanks for showing us from a short distance.

Denton said...

I see this an immediately thought of the movie Ghost Busters.

Vincent Colignon said...

Hey Ming,

Great shot...
I agree that on midtown east there are not plenty of things to do but an interesting way to visit this neighborhood is to follow the 42nd st from Times Square to the United Nations...

There are plenty of things to see such as :

1) Times Square
2) BryantPark
3) New York Public Library
4) Grand Central Terminal + The wonderful Helmsley Building
5) The Chrysler Building
6) Tudor City Architecture
and 7) The United Nations

Well, I think each street of new york has a little something unique, and I must agree with Paul Auster, the best way to see the city is to get lost in it...

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lyondailyphotoblog said...

This is my favorite one, near one of the best spot in town, Grand Central Station.
Thanks a lot!

Keropok Man said...

hmmm do they have a big huge showroom inside that sell cars? hehe...

I don't think so right?

Todd HellsKitchen said...

Great angle... Makes the building look truly awesome!

Rafe Totengco said...

that's a great shot. I love Art Deco Architecture in New York City.

annulla said...

You know, I went inside last year for the first time during the OpenHouseNewYork weekend.

While the lobby is interesting, the rest of the building is off-limits to casual visitors. However, the guards assured me that the offices have been converted to bland, boring spaces full of cubicles.

Unless I apply for a job with a company located in the Chrysler Building, though, I guess I'll never really know.

Blather From Brooklyn

IAN said...

I live in the area and have the same assessment as you, Chrysler building great, neighbourhood bad.

Belinda said...

Ming - It's my favourite building too! Thanks for the great photo of it - cool perspective :o)

• Eliane • said...

My office used to be accross the street in the Metlife building. I've been inside a couple of times but access is restricted since 9/11. I've heard the art deco elevator doors are gorgeous. I'd love to see them for myself.
This one is definitely my favorite NY building. So pretty and elegant!

TCho said...

oh i've been inside. just offices...although the lobby is kind of cool.

they should have a restaurant on the top.

Anne-Catherine said...

very interesting as I was in your city ;-) I went to the museum of the moving image which was very interesting, i tried to cope with the works on the subway to arrive there but I finally managed
I went to see Mamma Mia and I went to Central Park