Leadership

NEW STANDPIPE FOR GRAND RAPIDS.

Issue 21 and Volume 38.

NEW STANDPIPE FOR GRAND RAPIDS. Grand Rapids is to have a new standpipe, and the question is, How shall it be constructed? City Engineer L. W. Anderson, of Grand Rapids, advocates the building of the standpipe, with casing tower, out of concrete and recommends that it should be constructed by day labor. The following are some of the points contained in Mr. Anderson’s report on the subject, made after he had visited and examined various concrete structures in the vicinity of Boston and New York: At Fort Revere, near the entrance to Boston harbor, an inclosed standpipe, thirty feet in diameter and fifty feet high, was constructed for the United States Government in 1902. It is located on a commanding hill and presents a very sightly appearance from all directions. It has been in service for nearly three years, is in perfect condition, does not leak or show any signs…

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