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This section of the huge "Transport and Human Endeavor" mural on the ceiling of the Chrylser Building's main lobby displays scenes of heroic industrialism.

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 and made it hard to see until a costly restoration in 1999.

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This section of the huge "Transport and Human Endeavor" mural on the ceiling of the Chrylser Building's main lobby displays scenes of heroic industrialism.<br />
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Some of the scenes are said to depict the construction of the Chrysler Building itself.<br />
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The canvas mural was painted by Edward Trumbull in 1929, but was given a polyurethane coating in 1970 that darkened it and made it hard to see until a costly restoration in 1999.