Leadership

Wooden Buildings in N. Y. Great Fire Hazard

Issue 19 and Volume 78.

Wooden Buildings in N. Y. Great Fire Hazard At the fall luncheon of the New York Building Congress at the Hotel Commodore in New York city, Thomas Adams, general director of plans and surveys of the regional planning committee, condemned the construction of rows of wooden buildings in Queens as a tremendous fire hazard. He also predicted that the population of the metropolitan area around the Port of New York would increase from 9,000,000 to 18,000,000 in forty or fifty years, and advocated a belt-line railway system around the suburban district of New York. In the course of his remarks comparing London with New York Mr. Adams said; “An area of 692 square miles in and about London in 1920 contained a population of 7,400,000 and a survey of a similar area in New York for a year earlier showed a population of 7,840,000, area.” New’ York, he said, is…

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