What is the "fireproof" building seen in this Titanic political cartoon from 1912?


Dan Kappes

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If I recall correctly, this cartoon is included in the book Titanic: Triumph & Tragedy.
 
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Dave Gittins

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I think it is a reference to the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of 1911. I don't know if the building was ever called fireproof but it certainly lacked many safety features. There's a big article on Wikipedia.
 
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PBS American Experiance did a really good docu on this. It and other doc's are on YouTube if anyone wants to watch.
 
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