Chief Bonner on High Buildings

Issue 22 and Volume 62.

Chief Bonner on High Buildings Chief Hugh Bonner, of the fire department of New York City, in a recent conversation said: “All buildings erected in this city with the steel-cage construction, either for offices or mercantile purposes, I look upon as dangerous in case of fire, for the reason that when they pass beyond 125 feet in height they get beyond the control of our department. We have nothing up to date that will aid us in extinguishing fires above that point. We have looked all over the country for them, but up to the present time have not been able to obtain any appliances that will warrant us in saying that these buildings in th upper stories are within our control m case of fire.”

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