Corporations: A Cleansing Influence

Dedicating a 20-story office building in downtown St. Paul last week, Industrialist Edward Bartley Osborn, 61, took time out to pacify the neighbors. "I apologize," he said in mock seriousness, "to you people who come to work in the morning and, when the sun is on the Osborn Building, have to wear dark glasses." The outside of the Osborn Building features fins of stainless steel that brilliantly reflect the morning sunlight—and help to make it what Osborn boasts is "the most cleanable building in the world."

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