Chrysler Building To Get Viewing Deck After 75 Years

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The New York Post reports:

It’s the Chrysler Building’s time to shine. The Art Deco skyscraper, built in 1928, is getting a brand-new observation deck. The Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) unanimously approved building owner RFR Realty’s proposal for a glass-walled viewing platform that will be open to the public.

Alongside architecture firm Gensler, RFR presented renderings of the space and details of their plans on Tuesday at an LPC meeting held via Zoom.

The building, located at 405 Lexington Ave. between 42nd and 43rd streets, is 77 floors. The deck will be located on terraces that surround the 61st floor, just above the silver eagles that jut out from the tower at every corner.

The previous observation deck closed in 1945.