BUILDING: Porcelain Walls

In Hartford, Conn, the Statler chain opened its newest hotel, and displayed a spectacular use for a new, fast-growing building material. The hotel's outside walls are sheathed with brilliant, blue-green porcelain-enameled steel panels. Statler is so pleased with the effect that it plans to use forest-green panels on its Dallas hotel, now abuilding.

Across the U.S., many another new building is wrapped in brightly colored, porcelainized steel. In New Orleans the 17-story Texas Co. building is a rich green; in Dearborn, Mich. Ford Motor is planning a vast (650,000 sq. ft.) headquarters in blue-green. In Erie, Pa. the steeple on...

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