Bomb shelters

An artist's rendition of a temporary basement fallout shelter, ca.1957

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8th in the series.

Bill Leonard and Captain E. R. McClark (?), Technical Specialist for the New York State Commission on Civil Defense, answer questions about bomb shelters: there is no state money to designate bomb shelters, the most practical approach for building a bomb shelter is to hire an engineer, closets are not recommended as shelters.

Leonard and Bernard Gilroy, of the Department of Housing and Buildings, discuss the same: not all hallways are suitable as shelters, keep away from glass, use cellar space if available.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71814
Municipal archives id: LT1808