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Panama-Pacific Exposition Fire Hazard Reduced to Minimum

Issue 26 and Volume 54.

Panama-Pacific Exposition Fire Hazard Reduced to Minimum Acting with the advice of the special committee on fire prevention of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, special attention has been given to the matter of protection against fire throughout the grounds of the Panama-Pacific international exposition, to be held in San Francisco in 1915. Efforts have been made to keep all buildings separated by a distance not less than 130 feet, except where buildings, particularly in the main group of exhibit palaces, are joined together in places by architectural connections. In the courts of the main group the requirements of the architecture are such as to demand a continuous facade around the several sides of the court. In such cases there was interposed a fire wall of reinforced concrete at the ends of the connections. The plans for protection against fire contemplate a complete system of automatic sprinklers for all of…

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