Re: CMD Clock Tower
Date: October 12, 2014 11:40AM
I found a promotional booklet for the CMD online and page 46 answers your question Jeff. Yes, the tower had multiple functions, it had a passenger elevator and the clock, but most importantly held the fire sprinkler tank for the 187,600 sq. ft. structure.
I quickly scanned through the booklet looking for the clock tower but there are many other interesting references in it also. Among them were the available railroad spur to each building, yearly bulk quantity building material purchases to hold down costs, and this, wages are held down as a result of the large available work force. That last one struck a chord with me.
I think the clock deserves another mention. BITD many did not own a timepiece so the clock served an important function in that regard too, whether it was getting to work, school or an appointment.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2014 11:43AM by b.a.hoarder.