Items of Interest

As this issue of the Sentinel goes to press, the forms for the second-story walls of Section "B" of the Publishing House are being constructed, and by the time this reaches its readers it is expected that the concrete will have been poured, and the forms for the third-story walls and floor will be extending upward. The basement walls of "A" Section will then be constructed, and also the reinforced concrete basement floor.

A tunnel under Norway Street from the new to the present Publishing House will shortly be begun. It will carry pipes, including those for heating and electricity, and will afford a commodious passageway from basement to basement. One notices how light and airy will be the workmen's rooms in the new Publishing House, for the rear wall of the Mailing Room is almost wholly glass, while the basement is lighted by generous area ways.

Such steel framework as is carried upward in Section "B," before the wooden forms are constructed for the concrete, is entirely riveted, not welded. The newspaper presses in the Press Room are to be erected on what might be termed stilts, and reels located in the basement level under the presses will feed the paper to the presses. From the loading and unloading platforms in the Shipping Room will be constructed a track which will carry the rolls of paper to storage. At the present time The Christian Science Publishing Society is keeping two months' supply of paper in a near-by storage warehouse and truking it from there to the present Publishing House Press Room; but when the new Publishing House is built, all storage for paper will be in the building convenient to the Press Room.

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May 28, 1932

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