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THE LAST BUILDING AT PACKERTON YARDS

CONSTRUCTION-3

This section continues with the construction of the framework of the Packerton building:

CONSTRUCTION DETAIL

First Floor

14a
Steel arches used for the ceilings were made to hold fire brick between them.


14b
The fire bricks were placed between the arches in rows which became the fire proof ceilings used throughout the structure.


14c

The steel arches were placed between six inch “I” beams spaced approximately 72” apart.



14d
This view shows the six inch “I” beams across the main eighteen-inch structural support beams. These six inch beams are spaced approximately seventy-two inches apart.

The structure shown is at the south end of the building connecting to the beam that is imbedded into the south wall. The beam connecting flanges are shown in red.



14e
This view shows how the six inch and eighteen-inch width beams are connected by flanges riveted to the vertical columns.


14f
This view shows how the eighteen-inch width steel beam is connected to the outside vertical support column. Brick walls with windows were constructed between each of the outside vertical support columns.



15
Arched steel ribs designed to hold the fire brick that was used in the ceilings of the structure are shown in place.


16

Image with the south end brick wall shown in place. Note the inclined ramp used to get material to the height of the first floor.



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