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1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 32 (22)

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition
1948-49 Theatre Catalog
1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 32
Page 32

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 32

Part of the credit for so successfully utilizing native labor must go to Drew Eberson, who, with his experiences in many foreign lands while in the army, was able to make the most of diflicult situations. According to Eberson, although one ox-cart holds a pitiful handful of gravel, thousands of ox-carts can

hold more than a fleet of dump trucks. Secondly, there are no gasoline, tire, or mechanical troubles. Native laborers, with their small wages, preferred to sleep beneath their carts rather than live in provided housing. They tended their own oxen, and lived on very meager diets. Such ingenuity, displayed

THE EL ROBLE THEATRE and I4-story office building on the Paseo de la rteforma. Mexrcu. D. F., is still almost a year from completion. An Eberson rendering of how this 3200-seat house will appear when completed is shown above. To the left is a photo of how far the construction had advanced at the end of 1943. Huae steel girders are shown being bolted into place. Below is a new theatre being built in the Parkchester section oi the Bronx, N. Y. The small photos show scaffolding lining the side walls. A good idea of how the theatre will appear when completed may be gathered irom the large photo at the bottom of the page. The stores were part ot the original building plan.

on many foreign jobs, has greatly enhanced the Eberson prestige while their foreign offices have been expanding, and has done much in promoting our governments good-will policy toward our Latin-American neighbors. A continuance of the Eberson "extra services" is certain to keep its organization large in the theatre construction field.

In 1947, the Eberson firm completed the construction of the Orfeon for Operadora de Teatros, S. A., Mexico, D. F., a 3200-seat house in Mexico City. This is one of its most outstanding designs in that country.

It is presently engaged in the construction of the El Roble and a 14-story office building on the Paseo de la Reforma, Mexico, D. F. The theatre will be a gigantic house of 4,000 seats, and is scheduled to open late in 1949.

In Caracas, Venezuela, the Ebersons are engaged with the construction of the Junin and office building on the famous Plaza Urdaneta for Sr. V. Vallenilla Lecuna. This unusual structure is the latest in modern design, and, due to climatic conditions, is able to utilize the entire glass facade. The vertical columns on the corner are white glass, illuminated from within, and the spandrels between the windows are also glass, with color lighting introduced from behind the glass. The office building contains the latest facilities, which include the proverbial penthouse from which can be enjoyed the unusual scenic views accorded in Caracas.

At home, Lewisohn Stadium is under construction for the City of New York. This will be the home of the famous Stadium concerts, and will also contain a tield house in the stage for City College athletic events.

In Celina, 0., the Celina, which incorporates the latest for economic small town operation and maintenance, is being built.

Other building projects, foreign and domestic, too numerous to mention, are also under construction. '

COLONEL EBERSON seems to have just washed his hair and doesn't know what to do with it. The photo was snapped at Delhi. India. in 1944, when Drew served as construction officer of that area.

1948-49 Theatre Catalog, 7th Edition, Page 32