Leadership

3 in Elevator Die As Contents Blaze In Fire-Resistive New York Building

Issue 3 and Volume 124.

3 in Elevator Die As Contents Blaze In Fire-Resistive New York Building Superintendent The fire at 919 Third Avenue in New York City last December 4 was not an instant replay of the fire at One New York Plaza a few months earlier as some reports indicated. This later fire occurred on the fifth floor, so that it was fought from ground level, and of even more importance is the fact that the Third Avenue building was constructed according to the building code adopted in 1968. The building is a subbasement, basement and 47-story, fire-resistive skyscraper occupied principally by carpet manufacturers and wholesalers for display rooms. It was structurally completed last spring, but finishing work was still in progress on various floors for tenants who were just moving in. The basements and first six floors were of an irregular shape which can best be likened to a distorted T. The…

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