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chrysler building postcardChrysler Building Postcard--Build Your Own New York

This quintessential art deco skyscraper is an icon of the extravagance and dynamism of New York in the Roaring 20s. The tower architect William Van Alen designed for auto tycoon Walter Chyrsler features stylized hood ornaments, wheels and hubcaps.The needle-like spire was concealed until the last stage of construction to put it over the top to become the world’s tallest building in 1930. This card includes all pieces and instructions necessary to make a complete paper model at 1:3000 scale, approx. 4" tall. All the cards in the Build Your Own New York series are mailable postcards, with space on the reverse for a stamp and address and a message. Each card also includes a short but informative description of the landmark the model represents. Instructions are included in the form of multi-lingual isometric diagrams. There is also a Build Your Own Chicago Series.

Size: card--4-5/8" x 6-3/4"

Designer: Matt Bergstrom

Code: 31045

Member price: $1.80

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