The Chrysler building is finally getting an observation deck

After years and years of discussions, it finally seems that 2022 is the right year to have a New Observation Deck in the city: the one of the Chrysler Building.

If this happens – and we really hope it does – the Chrysler Building will join the list of the other 5 observation decks that are already in NYC: Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Observatory, The Edge and The Summit.

Seeing the city of NYC from above is without a doubt one of the most unique experiences to have in NYC. If you’re traveling on a budget but at the same time want to see the city from a different perspective, we recommend 2 options:

The first one is a Rooftop Bar. We have selected for you a list of the 5 best rooftop bars in the Times Square area.

READ ALSO > 3 Best Rooftop Bars Around Times Square

The second is to take the Roosevelt Island Tramway, a cable car that connects Manhattan to Roosevelt Island and costs only 2.75$.

READ ALSO > Roosevelt Island Tramway: everything you need to know

Going back to the main topic of this article: the Chrysler Building is undoubtedly one of NYC’s most loved skyscrapers. It is located near Grand Central Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. On foot, from Times Square, you can get there in about 15 minutes.

As beautiful and unique as it is, unfortunately for the moment it is only observable from the outside. We look forward to this change and hopefully we will have the opportunity not only to enter its hall, but also to take its historic elevators and visit the observatory.

READ ALSO > 5 unmissable and not-too-touristy places within walking distance of Times Square

New Observation Deck – The project

It’s been discussed for a long time, and now it has finally become reality: the Chrysler Building will be getting an observation deck!

It’s set to be built on the 61st floor, and it will transform the current northern and southern terraces into an observation deck with a view that overlooks Midtown, the East River and One Vanderbilt Summit.

As you can see from the initial designs, the deck will have glass walls like the Top of the Rock, so it’ll provide a great view of the streets of Midtown Manhattan.

How high is the Chrysler Building observation deck?

Since the plans call for it to be located on the 61st floor, right at the level of the Art Deco eagles, it will be just over 200 feet up.

In addition to this, the 62nd floor will be rebuilt to create an enclosed area, similar to the ones at the Top of the Rock, the Empire State Building , One Vanderbilt Summit and Edge Hudson Yards.

If you are in the area of the Chrysler Building we suggest you walk about 10 minutes north to see the most beautiful Artificial Waterfall in Midtown Manhattan, a secret place unknown to many tourists.

READ ALSO > Secret Spot: A Waterfall in Midtown Manhattan

Our Chrysler Building sightseeing tours

In our portfolio we have several tours that allow you to discover Midtown Manhattan and see the Chrysler Building with us. Among these the best are:

Discover NYC – Day Luxury Tour

  • Departure and return from Times Square
  • Travel on a Luxury Mini Bus with panoramic transparent glass roof
  • Includes a view of the city and its skyline from the Staten Island Ferry
  • Visit in 6 hours the most famous landmarks of NYC such as: Empire State Building, Central Park, Flatiron Building, Wall Street, 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty and many more
  • Use CODE NY15 to get 15% OFF – Exclusive for Discover NYC
  • Click 👉🏼 HERE for more information about our Discover NYC – Day Luxury Tour

Manhattan in Lights – Luxury Night Tour

  • Departure and return from Times Square
  • Ride on a luxury mini bus with panoramic clear glass roof
  • Multiple stops around the city:
    • High Line
    • Little Island
    • Pier 17 & Brooklyn Bridge
    • Grand Central Terminal and Hudson Yards + the Vessel
  • Upgrade to include a ticket to “The Edge” to see the city from the tallest outdoor observation deck in the Western Hemisphere
  • Use CODE NY15 to get 15% OFF both on the tour and the EDGE ticket (you won’t find a similar discount anywhere else)
  • Click 👉🏼 HERE for all the info about our Manhattan in Lights – Luxury Night Tour

Boroughs Tour: Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens + Coney Island

  • Start and return in front of Grand Central Terminal
  • 7-hour tour with several stops around the city to visit Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens
  • Also includes a visit to Coney Island to see the iconic NYC beach
  • Some of the landmarks you’ll see are:
    • Apollo Theater in Harlem
    • Yankees Stadium in the Bronx
    • Flushing Meadows in Queens
    • Williamsburg in Brooklyn and
    • Coney Island
  • Click 👉🏼 HERE for all the info about our Boroughs Tour