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. The Civil engineer and architect's journal, scientific and railway gazette. Architecture; Civil engineering; Science. 388 THE CIVIL ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT'S JOURNAL. [December, the metroj)olis. Notwithstanding all this, however, the huildinn- committee have determined that, in the centre at tlie points ot junction of the transept and principal aisles, and also at the ex- tremities and other parts of the liuilding, where any strain is likely to be unduly felt, ' diagonal bracing' shall be introduced. We are strongly inclined to think that in this they have e.xercised a wise precaution. It is

. The Civil engineer and architect's journal, scientific and railway gazette. Architecture; Civil engineering; Science. 388 THE CIVIL ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT'S JOURNAL. [December, the metroj)olis. Notwithstanding all this, however, the huildinn- committee have determined that, in the centre at tlie points ot junction of the transept and principal aisles, and also at the ex- tremities and other parts of the liuilding, where any strain is likely to be unduly felt, ' diagonal bracing' shall be introduced. We are strongly inclined to think that in this they have e.xercised a wise precaution. It is  Stock Photo
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. The Civil engineer and architect's journal, scientific and railway gazette. Architecture; Civil engineering; Science. 388 THE CIVIL ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT'S JOURNAL. [December, the metroj)olis. Notwithstanding all this, however, the huildinn- committee have determined that, in the centre at tlie points ot junction of the transept and principal aisles, and also at the ex- tremities and other parts of the liuilding, where any strain is likely to be unduly felt, ' diagonal bracing' shall be introduced. We are strongly inclined to think that in this they have e.xercised a wise precaution. It is no doubt true that the lightness of con- struction contemplated by the design of Mr. I'axton may be apt to excite apprehensions of insecurity which are unfounded; but where the slightest doubts are entertained by persons well competent to form an opinion, it is obviously best to err on the safe side." already taken. Thus the building has peculiar interest to practi- cal men, and we are glad of every opportunity of giving informa- tion with regard to it. The portion we are now able to illustrate is the structure of the roof; and we shall, as far as possilde, conform to Mr. Paxton's own description given at the Society of Arts last week. This subject is of the more interest as Mr. I'axton has for many years made it his particular study, and he has peculiar opportunities of investi- gating the construction of light roofs. In 82H, the various forcing-houses at ("hatsworth were formed of coarse thick glass and heavy woodwork, which rendered the. Fig. 1.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. London : [William Laxton]