HIGH STREET FACADE FROM WALL STREET
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SEVENTH FLOOR PLAN [p. 67]
system. The building
is lighted throughout by direct illumination. In the working spaces, seminar
rooms, and corridors, the fixtures
are of a stock type with
opal enclosing globes around the lamps.
In the bookstack the
fixtures at outlets in the main aisles
are receptacles mounted
on the covers of conduit fittings with
small open-mouth glass shades; the fixtures in passages between the shelves
consist of white-enameled steel bowl-shaped shades mounted with socket
receptacles on the covers of conduit fittings. These shades are perforated
with openings of various sizes and shapes to allow light from the lamps
to illuminate the upper shelves, while the reflected light illuminates
the lower shelves. The outlets are located about 7 feet 6 inches apart
on the average, and there is a 60-watt lamp at each. The fixtures were
designed and constructed after a long period of study and experiment.
In the first floor main corridors and in all reading and
book rooms, the fixtures were specially
designed in harmony
with the finish of the rooms. In the
Linonia and Brothers
reading room, beautiful table and floor
lamps have been
provided to assist in creating the
comfortable and homelike
atmosphere which was desired.
Desk lamps have been used in some places where it was
necessary to get a high level of illumination
on account of
the character of the work to be done.
Electricity is distributed to the various outlets by wires
drawn into steel conduits concealed
in the building structure.
Lights in common rooms are controlled by tumbler