BUILDING: Country Life

Many a corporation has found Manhattan and other big cities too crowded, and has shifted its corporate offices to the country. Now, the movement is spreading to smaller cities. Last week the Connecticut General Life Insurance Co., which has outgrown its headquarters in Hartford (pop. 177,397), announced that it will build a $10 million ranch-type office building on 268 rolling acres of farmland five miles northwest of Hartford. It found that it could not only save on the cost of building, but could give its employees many more facilities than in a...

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