At the end of each steel eighteen-inch crossbeam was added a supporting device to hold the rain gutters and outside finishing steel banding.
This view shows the asphalt roofing in place with the steel banding on the clerestory and second floor level.
This image shows the stairs from the first to the second floor located in Stairwell-1. [ Photo 18 ]
This view, looking towards Stairwell-1 in the right corner, shows the second floor prior to the windows and roofing being completed.
Note the central cart tracks and the plates on each column to support the added column length for the second floor. [ Photos 19, 20 ]
View towards the north end showing the fire walls in place. Doors were on angled sliding mechanisms which kept the doors closed automatically when not purposely held open. [ Photo 21 ]
This view shows a fire wall in the background, the west wall on the right, and the ceiling structure. This was the typical construction used throughout the building. [ Photo 22 ]
This completes the study of this interesting building and the techniques used in its construction.
This structure was one of the earliest steel skeleton buildings used for industrial purposes in Pennsylvania.
It was built at a time when steel core buildings were the new trend of the future and the days of using large wooden timbers for the construction of mills and industrial buildings was past.
This building was the last structure left standing in what was once a large railroad terminal called the Packerton Yards of the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
This building was completely demolished in 2007, leaving no trace of its former existence.
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