Studies in American Urban Life, 1880-1885

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University of Wisconsin--Madison, 1920 - 110페이지

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48 페이지 - A tenement-house within the meaning of this title shall be taken to mean and include any house or building, or portion thereof, which is rented, leased, let or hired out, to be occupied, or is occupied as the home or residence of three families or more living independently of each other, and doing their cooking upon the premises, or by more than two families upon any floor, so living and cooking, but having a common right in the halls, stairways, yards, water-closets or privies, or some of them.
7 페이지 - The bridge has not only been honestly built, but it may be safely asserted that it could not now be duplicated at the same cost. Much money might, however, have been saved if the...
7 페이지 - Havemeyer, then the Mayor of New York, to become a trustee, in order to investigate the expenditures and to report as to the propriety of going on with the work. This duty was performed without fear or favor. The methods by which the ring proposed to benefit themselves were clear enough, but its members fled before they succeeded in reimbursing themselves for the preliminary expenses which they had defrayed.
32 페이지 - The mails were conveyed to and from New York, Boston, Albany, and Philadelphia three times a week in summer and twice a week in winter.
9 페이지 - Bridge is thus one of the mechanical wonders of the world, one of the greatest and most characteristic of the monuments of the nineteenth century [Figs. 8, 89]. Its towers, at least, bid fair to outlast every structure of which they command a view. Everybody recalls Macaulay's prophecy of the time "when some traveller from New Zealand shall, in the midst of a vast solitude, take his stand upon a broken...
47 페이지 - Dig. 475. v.7N.E.no.4 — 21 and blinds and shutters made of fire-proof metal on every window and opening above the first story.
5 페이지 - The caisson, a 3NS rectangular chamber 102 feet wide by 168 feet long and having a solid roof 15 feet thick, was sunk to a depth of 44^ feet. Brick piers were then built in the air-chamber, which was finally completely filled with concrete. As the caisson was sunk the granite masonry forming the tower proper was built above it. The New York foundation was also carried to solid rock, the caisson in this case being slightly larger than the other, 102 feet wide by 172 feet long. The cutting edges were...
8 페이지 - At the New York Tower, a battalion of the Fifth United States Artillery joined the escort. The arrival at the New York Tower was proclaimed to the multitudes on shore by the thundering of many cannon.
10 페이지 - ... problem. Dealing with the subject in January, 1874, the Railroad Gazette said: "The number of people in New York who think they know how to build a rapid transit railroad is, we believe quite as large as those who are sure they could edit a newspaper or keep a hotel. It is amusing to hear some of these assert, in the most dogmatic way, principles about which the most experienced engineer would hesitate to give an opinion. The whole subject has been up for discussion twenty years or more, and...
9 페이지 - ... incidents having an influence, but not a permanent place, in the final solution of the problem. Dealing with the subject in January, 1874, the Railroad Gazette said: "The number of people in New York who think they know how to build a rapid transit railroad is, we believe quite as large as those who are sure they could edit a newspaper or keep a hotel. It is amusing to hear some of these assert, in the most dogmatic way, principles about which the most experienced engineer would hesitate to give...

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