North American Skyline 1941 10 (PDF)



Vol. 2 No. 4
Cover: Before the architect set drawing pencil to paper to design the Texas plant of North American, his instructions were, “Give us something that is functional and decorative, something with both beauty and durability.” The cover of this issue is an illustration of the architect’s replay Kodachrome photograph by Clay Chapen of the facade of the administration building, depicting its simplicity of design and harmony of color. A bomb baffle alongside and a blackout canopy overhead, the doorway offers rugged access to the administration building. The facade is finished in three colors with terracotta bomb baffle and pylons, stainless steel panel, and aluminum decorative strips. The advertisement on the back cover, captioned “The Dallas Story,” setting forth North American’s dramatic achievement in Texas, will appear shortly in eleven magazines of national circulation, and also in a number of Southwest publications. ……. Articles Inside: … Milestone at Dallas ….. Structural Engineers ….. Indians at North American ….. K. C. Bomber Plant Details ….. Dutch East Indian Journey ….. Inglewood Plaster Forms and Foundry ….. Inglewood Air Corps Office ….. New X-ray Template System ….. Through the Camera Doors ….. Inglewood Inspection ….. Skyline Silhouettes ….. Ellington Field ….. The Feminine Slant ….. Texas Processing ….. K. C. Plant Sets Pace ….. Experts Laud Texas Unit ….. Field Representatives ….. Texas “March of Time” Filmed ….. Army Engineers Build Four Plants ….. R.C.A.F. Inspector at Texas Plant ….. At NAA on September 1, 1941 ….. New Buildings at Inglewood ….. Plant Safety