Science: Absurd Situation

An "absurd situation" it is, observed President Frederick Paul Keppel of the Carnegie Corporation last week, that engineers have applied their science far less to buildings than to motor cars. A car twice as good as one built a few years ago now costs half as much. The building situation, he declared, is "just about reversed." President Keppel recommended that some philanthropist create a "foundation devoted to the study of housing problems and equipped to experiment in different types of design and construction."


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