New York: Chrysler Tower Corp., 1930. Item #013510
Promotional brochure for the recently completed building, having just lost the height competition to the Empire State. A brief history of its construction is followed by descriptions and illustrations of the interior and exterior decoration. Designed by William Van Alen. With photographs of lobbies, elevators, the Observatory, and the views from the top, carefully omitting the loathed rival a few blocks away. First edition. 25 cm.; 32 pp.; illustrated from photographs. A fine copy in textured black wrappers with silvered embossed perspective vignette of the building to front cover.