Historic Structural Detail: Tree

by Don Friedman on August 16, 2016

The cellar of an 1890s tenement:


That’s a girder running right to left with its original support (a barely-trimmed tree trunk) and a 1990s supplement (a steel pipe column). I’m not sure that there’s anything else to say. Cheap construction was cheap, maybe. And “they don’t build ’em like they used to.”

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