Egress with central core

One of the major design decisions in this hotel building was to use a lozenge shape with re-entrant ends, having all occupied spaces on the outer walls. After leaving 9' on each side for a corridor, a wedge-shaped core remains at the center.

This central core has room for: passenger elevators, a freight elevator, egress stairs, mechanical rooms and vertical service shafts, and hotel service rooms and storage closets.

The building is designed in reinforced concrete and is equipped with a fully-automatic sprinkler system throughout. The sprinkler system permits longer distances for exit travel from rooms to the means of egress.

As the below plan shows, the travel distance from the farthest room to the nearest egress stairs is less than 100'. And the distance from this same room to the other set of egress stairs is just a little over 100'.


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