Glow of the City is often considered to be Lewis' most important print, both for its technical mastery and its evocative depiction of the New York skyline. The church steeple at left once stood near the Manhattan entrance of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel. Erected a year before the taller Chrysler Building, the glowing tower of the Chanin Building was originally hailed for its night time visibility within a 35 mile radius. This lot is also inscribed 'Watahushi No. E' in the bottom margin, a reference to the type of paper on which it is printed.