Super Terminal for Trucks (Sep, 1947)
I grew up right near this building and it really is quite massive. It is now one of UPS’s main hubs in Manhattan.
Super Terminal for Trucks
Colossal union truck terminals like this will help reduce the paralyzing congestion of city streets.
By William Winter
IF ANYTHING bothers the people of the New York metropolitan area as much as the significance of the A-bomb, it is their diabolical traffic problem. Having tried bridges, vehicular tunnels, and express highways, the Port of New York Authority is now doing something spectacular about the 2,500 intercity buses and 5,000 trucks that daily jam the city streets.
BUILDING IS MODELED AS BIRTHDAY CAKE (May, 1929)
I remember this building from when I lived in Minneapolis. It was built by Wilber Foshay, a utility magnate who was later convicted for running a pyramid scheme. Check out the Wikipedia entry for an interesting story about its dedication celebration. Apparently Foshay hired John Philip Sousa compose a march for the occasion but it was only played that one time because his check to Sousa bounced. It wasn’t until some investors in Minnesota paid his bill that it was heard again.
It seems like every time I read about Sousa it has something to with copyright or music piracy.
BUILDING IS MODELED AS BIRTHDAY CAKE
SUGAR and flour were used in building up the birthday cake model of the Foshay building pictured in the photo at the right. The Foshay tower, built in the city of Minneapolis, was recently described in the pages of Modern Mechanics. The birthday cake held the center of the table at a dinner given in San Francisco to celebrate the opening of the W. B. Foshay building in that city.
These Ideas May Make You $1,000,000 (May, 1929)
I’d wasn’t aware of this meaning of the word polygraph, though it actually makes more sense than the current definition.
These Ideas May Make You $1,000,000
Here are ideas, which if developed by the right man, should easily net him a fine business and a neat fortune. They have been selected for their originality and in the light of apparent demand for them by the editors of Modern Mechanics, who believe no development work has been done on the schemes other than the mere conception of the idea. It is believed by the editors the right man can make $1,000,000 using any of these ideas as a nucleus.