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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 80 (46)

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition
1954-55 Theatre Catalog
1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 80
Page 80

1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 80

THE LOBBY (above) is well lighted and lumished will: divans along the walls to provide seals for patrons who are waiting for other members 0! their party. The mezzanine lobby (below) comes out the decorative scheme-.0! the theatre. Every care was exermsed to create a lnendly atmosphere.

ing scheme in the auditorium, which are all controlled by a system of dimmers. Fire Protection '

In addition to the easy accessibility, the auditorium is provided with ample means of emergency exits, well-distributed at various points. For fire protection, besides the fire curtain, there are fire hydrants, extinguishers, and sprinkler systems placed at salient positions in accordance with the regulations of the Fire Department, All materials incorporated in the building have been carefully selected for their fire-resisting qualities.

The structural design of the building is entirely of reinforced concrete, resting on a foundation of Vibro Piles. The balcony is carried by a reinforced concrete fulcrum truss with a system of

cantilevers. The roof trusses are built

of structural steel with a fireproof suspended ceiling of gypsum plaster board and corrugated asbestos cement roofing.

Glass Doors

Glass doors, seven pairs of which have been installed in the Hoover, are processed from one-half inch thick polished plate glass, which is fully toughened by a patented scientifically controlled process.

This treatment endows the glass with special properties, in addition to those of the originally untreated glass, including an increase of mechanical strength from five to 10 times that of ordinary plate glass; a, greatly incrmsed thermal resistance enabling the glass to withstand wider and more sudden temper: turc changes without damage or (lctorioration in quality; and perfect stability up to 295 degrees and greater flexibility.

Another important result of the touglr oning process is that the glass always f'actures into 1.1: anular particles which


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1954-55 Theatre Catalog, 12th Edition, Page 80