Leadership

COMPOSITION FLOORING PERMITTED BY NEW YORK APPELLATE COURT

Issue 15 and Volume 80.

COMPOSITION FLOORING PERMITTED BY NEW YORK APPELLATE COURT Reverses Decision of Supreme Court in Case Brought by Superintendent of Buildings—Text of the Decision in Part THE use of floor covering which contains a composition of rubber, cork and linoleum, cemented to the floor of modern fire resisting skyscrapers has been upheld by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York county, which by a divided bench, reversed the Trial Term of the Court, with Presiding Justice Dowling dissenting. The decision, if not successfully appealed to the Court of Appeals at the state capital in Albany, will save millions of dollars to the owners of buildings over 150 feet in height in the metropolis. Last winter, FIRE ENGINEERING told in detail of the court fight waged by the superintendent of buildings of the city of New York to require the Farmers Loan & Trust Company, owners of a new…

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