This section of the huge "Transport and Human Endeavor" mural on the walls and ceiling of the Chrysler Building's main lobby depicts scenes of heroic industrialism and early 20th Century transportation including the primative but rapidly developing aircraft of that period.
Some of the scenes are said to depict the construction of the Chrysler building itself,
The canvas mural was painted by Edward Trumbull in 1929, but was given a polyurethane coating in 1970 that darkened it, making it hard to see until a costly restoration in 1999.
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1920s 1930s America Art Deco Deco capitalism Ford Tri-motor Forty-second Street industry Jazz Age Lexington Avenue Machine Age Manhattan Modernism New York New York City New York State Places Styles Thirties U.S. USA icon iconic landmark machine age modern new York City skyscraper steel travel photographer
- Contained in galleries
- Manhattan Modern