It’s Not Quite That Tall

The guy derrick resting on the seventeenth floor steel framework of the Union National Bank building under construction seems to tower above the Tower Building beyond.  Actually, at 110 feet, it should be about the same height as the 18-story Tower Building.  The mast, with a 100-foot boom that will reach to all areas around the Union project, will be raised in three-floor jumps as the steel structure of the bank tower rises.  The view is from the Boyle Building looking northwest, with (from left) the Rector, Union Life and First Pyramid Buildings in the background.