Leadership

NEW YORK TESTS CHRYSLER BUILDING STANDPIPE SYSTEM

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

NEW YORK TESTS CHRYSLER BUILDING STANDPIPE SYSTEM Seven Tests Made of the Fire Pumps Located on Various Floors of the World’s Tallest Building—Pumpers to Force Water at Later Date THE Chrysler Building, tallest in the world (until the Empire State Building is completed in 1931) standing 1040 feet high to the tip of the spire, or seventy-four stories, on Lexington avenue from 42nd to 43rd streets, opposite Grand Central Terminal in New York City, had its fire line standpipe system recently tested by the staff of the Bureau of Fire Prevention of the New York Fire Department. Fire Commissioner John J. Dorman has not as yet formally approved the system, pending adjustment of certain technicalities in construction relative to the location of control valves which have not yet been placed in the pump room of each relay unit. The test was conducted by Chief Inspector Michael J. Reidy of the…

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