Welcome to the New York Public Library system! This cache has limited hours of availability, which are listed below on the cache page.
***NEW as of March 2017! Now geocachers who find at least 6 of the 12 NYPL caches are eligible for a pathtag! If you think you qualify, please send me a note and I will get your tag out to you.
Did you know that every branch of the New York Public Library offers free Wi-Fi? That's great news for all geocachers visiting from out of town!
Update: March 2016 - I have been notified by the New York City Geocaching Community that NYPL: The Chrysler Building has won three "Best of" Awards for 2015, Best Camo, Best in Manhattan and Best Overall in NYC. Thank you to everyone who has visited to this point as your logs are a big reason why this has happened. A big thank you to everyone who voted as well...it really is appreciated.
Update: May 2017 - I have been notified by the New York City Geocaching Community that the NYPL Series of caches has won the award for Best Series in NYC in 2016!!
The posted coordinates for this cache bring you to the NW corner of 46th Street and Lexington Avenue. From here you have a clear view of the upper portion of the Chrysler Building to the south. The Chrysler Building is a classic example of Art Deco architecture and considered by many contemporary architects to be one of the finest buildings in New York City. The Chrysler Building was designed by architect William Van Alen for a project of Walter P. Chrysler. When the ground breaking occurred on September 19, 1928, there was an intense competition in New York City to build the world's tallest skyscraper. Despite a frantic pace (the building was built at an average rate of four floors per week), no workers died during the construction of this skyscraper.
Upon completion on May 20, 1930, the added height of the spire allowed the Chrysler Building to surpass 40 Wall Street as the tallest building in the world, a claim it would hold until 1931, when it was surpassed by the Empire State Building. During those 11 months, the Chrysler Building was also the world's tallest STRUCTURE:
What structure did it surpass in 1930 to become the world's largest?
If your answer is the Washington Monument, go to N 38° 53.376 W 077° 02.115
If your answer is the Eiffel Tower, go to N 40° 45.229 W 073° 58.415
If your answer is the Great Pyramid of Giza, go to N 29° 58.755 E 031° 08.054
Once you have the correct coordinates, you need to head there so you can locate the cache. In order to do so, you will need to REFERENCE the information in the HINT listed below.
Please note the times that the cache will be available:
Monday 10am to 7pm
Tuesday 10am to 7pm
Wednesday 10am to 7pm
Thursday 10am to 7pm
Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday - cache not available