NYC filter: How to visit the Chrysler building beyond the lobby?
June 15, 2007 1:03 PM   Subscribe

To go beyond the lobby of the Chrysler building, one must have an appointment on one of the floors. Does anyone know of a doctor or another health practitioner in the Chrysler building?

What other kinds of appointments may I have in it? Job interviews? Other professional appointments with a lawyer or accountant, for example (although I have no need of either)?

Any other ideas out there about how to get inside for a look?
posted by beautiful to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (20 answers total)
 
Are you planning to actually book the appointment, or just say you have one?
posted by smackfu at 1:10 PM on June 15, 2007


The floors just look like every other building. Unless you can get right under the eagles (59th floor) its not worth the effort.

The elevator doors in the lobby are really cool, however and worth a look. There used to be a dentist there but I can't find a current listing now.
posted by shothotbot at 1:15 PM on June 15, 2007


Google for "405 Lexington Avenue".
posted by smackfu at 1:16 PM on June 15, 2007


I'd be careful about getting in under false pretenses. When it comes to tall buildings in New York City, the authorities can get edgy about that, for good reason.

There must be an occasional behind the scenes kind of touring opportunity, via a historical society, museum group, or the like.
posted by beagle at 1:16 PM on June 15, 2007


Add "DDS" to find dentists.
posted by smackfu at 1:16 PM on June 15, 2007


Heck, here's the link: "405 Lexington Ave" dds.
posted by smackfu at 1:18 PM on June 15, 2007 [1 favorite]


Try DMD too.
posted by acorncup at 1:21 PM on June 15, 2007


I'd just hunker down with some scotch and watch Cremaster Cycle 3, if you can find it.
posted by OrangeDrink at 1:25 PM on June 15, 2007


I believe there is an importer/exporter/architect named Art Vandelay in there somewhere.
posted by pasici at 1:51 PM on June 15, 2007 [5 favorites]


If you don't actually have an appointment, you won't be on the list at the security desk, and they won't let you in. If you insist, they'll be so kind as to call the dentist to verify that you don't have an appointment before either calling the police or showing you the front door.
posted by SpecialK at 1:51 PM on June 15, 2007


I actually seem to remember seeing pictures of a really cool lobby of a dentist's office with incredible views from the top of the Chrysler building. I'd try to find him and schedule a cleaning if you can.
posted by allkindsoftime at 2:00 PM on June 15, 2007


I'd just hunker down with some scotch and watch Cremaster Cycle 3, if you can find it.

yeah, it doesn't really exist on DVD. I say, check out the Woolworth building as well.
posted by mattbucher at 2:06 PM on June 15, 2007


This Gothamist post from 2005 (2005?!) actually links to a NY Times article about Dr. Charles Weiss who has been a dentist in the Chrysler building for quite some time. The tiny photo in the Gothamist article alone is enticement enough to brave the Times' b.s. login requirement.
posted by chaosscontrol at 2:17 PM on June 15, 2007


It's in $-land now, but the 2005 NYT article: On Top of the World, Drafting, Dreaming and Drilling
posted by trip and a half at 2:21 PM on June 15, 2007


You would be worshipped as a god if you can get up to the bathroom at the very top of the building.
posted by DefendBrooklyn at 5:01 PM on June 15, 2007


If you can get into the Chrysler Building under false pretense, then the terrorists have won.
posted by The Deej at 7:17 PM on June 15, 2007


If you can't get into the Chrysler Building under false pretense, then the terrorists have won.

It works either way! Terrorists for the win!
posted by dhammond at 10:02 PM on June 15, 2007


For great views from across the street, visit the German National Tourist Office at 122 E 42nd -- it's on the 20th floor, and the eagles are a lot easier to see, from their window.
posted by Rash at 3:09 PM on June 16, 2007


Thank you everyone for your answers!

FYI, I do plan on making an appointment and keeping it. For anyone who's curious, the dentist in the NYTimes article's phone number is (212) 687-4252.

I'll try to make a trip to the bathroom while I'm there :)
posted by beautiful at 9:09 AM on June 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


If you can't go to the bathroom in the Chrysler Building, then the terrorists...

aww forget it.
posted by The Deej at 4:41 PM on June 18, 2007


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