[Masonry]. (Turner Construction Company).
50 Years of Buildings by Turner.
Turner Construction Company
Oblong Quarto, pp. 109, profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Construction costs are included. "Reinforced concrete had already been used with some success in Europe, but few buildings using the material had been constructed in this country in spite of the efforts of a number of pioneers. One of them was Ernest L. Ransome, who had in his employ two young engineers, Henry C. Turner and DeForest Dixon. Henry Turner became so intrigued with the possible uses of reinforced concrete that he decided to form his own company. He obtained the rights to the Ransome patents and together with Dixon formed the Turner Construction Comapny with offices at 11 Broadway in lower Manhattan. This was May 6, 1902." This book commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the company.
A fascinating list of constructed buildings, whose owners read like a "who's who" of American blue chip companies and institutions (Harvard University Business School, Princeton Univ. Library, Chrysler Building, United Nations Building, etc). Very scarce!
Edition: First edition
Binding: Original Cloth
Condition: Very Good
Book Id: 1068