Looking Up

Since the One Main Building is a rather old gentleman of a building, it has many strange features and nooks and crannies that are often left unexplored. One thing I have noticed generally is that people rarely look up. But you can read the story of our nearly-90 year history of renovations to this building if you go into one of One Main’s many stairwells and just…look up.

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The ceiling is concrete, even though it looks like wood joists covered by planks.

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Nearly every staircase has a gate that prevents you from going up to the roof. Which is probably for the best.

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Lots of piping, still-existent access points in the masonry for long-lost beams or pipes that have since been removed.

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Found a brick, too. A successful Friday excursion!

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