New York’s First National City Bank, which is the only bank with a branch
at the Fair, has two buildings – one for visitors and one for the use of Fair
exhibitors and employees. The Visitor’s Branch has a multilingual staff and
specializes in foreign currency transactions. Beside the entrance to the
glass-fronted building is a revolving geophysical globe nearly 20 feet in
circumference; a 30-foot pylon flies the flags of the 35 nations where the bank
has branches. The Service Branch expects to handle more than $500 million of
regular banking transactions during the two years of the Fair.