POSTSCARD MANHATTAN CARD PUB. CO. THE CHRYSLER BUILDING ITH its shining spire of Nirosta steel literally scraping the sky, reaching a height of 77 stories, 1,046 feet, 434 inches, the Chrysler Building takes its rightful place among the wonders of the modern world. It is taller even than the Eiffel Tower of Paris- the tallest structure ever before built by man. It has a dominating location in the Grand Central Zone, Lexington Avenue and 42nd Street, at Grand Cen- tral, connecting by underground passage with the Grand Central Terminal and subways. From the Observatory on the 71st floor over 1,600 square miles are visible-to the south, the financial district and Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, New York Bay and the Atlantic Ocean; to the east, Hell Gate and Long Island Sound, Long Island itself and the East River with its many islands and bridges; to the north, Central Park, Upper Manhattan, the Bronx and the green hills of Westchester and Con- necticut; to the west, the Hudson River and the Palisades, and the Orange Mountains and Pocono Hills of New Jersey-comprising the most magnificent view of New York and environs obtainable. The excavation was begun November 11, 1928, and on April 1, 1930, 17 months later, the building was oc- cupied by the tenants. The Chrysler Building occupies a plot of 37,555 sq. ft.; has a content of 14,300,000 cubic feet. The building contains more than 1,000,000 sq. ft. of office space and is planned to house and serve comfor- tably 15,000 tenants and employees, a population equal to that of each of one hundred good sized American towns. The magnificent mural painting by Edward Trumbull, which decorates the lobby ceiling is believed to be the largest in the world, 110 feet by 97 feet. The Chrysler Building and the view from the Observa- tory, are among :he most striking things in New York to see.