Cheap Hotels near Chrysler Building New York The Chrysler Building is a skyscraper designed in the Art Deco style in the center of Manhattan in New York City. Standing at 319 meters it stood as the world's tallest building for 11 months before its title was usurped by the Empire State Building in 1931. A very tall spire was cleverly added to the Empire State after the Chrysler building was already finished in a surprising upset for the world’s largest structure. Once again the Chrysler building was nudged out of its position as second in the tallest buildings in New York city when it was replaced by Bank of America Tower in December 2007, pushing the Chrysler Building into third position. Additionally, the New York Times Building was erected in 2007 and is level with the Chrysler building, tying it for third place. No matter, because although this building has had its ups and downs in the fight for height, it is still one of the most emblematic buildings in the Big Apple. Check out our fantastic range of cheap hotels near the Chrysler Building in New York!