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  • It meant days of tearing down floors, stairways, partitions already erected; it meant extras piling up on the contractor’s budget.
  • He got a few jobs, remodeling rooming houses, an assignment that involved no more than erecting partitions and rearranging the plumbing.
  • …required no painting or plastering; all pipes and wires were laid out in metal ducts at the edge of the floors, to be opened and replaced, when necessary, without costly demolition; the kitchens and bathrooms were prefabricated as complete units; the inner partitions were of light metal that could be folded into the walls to provide one large room or pulled out to divide it; there were few halls or lobbies to clean, a minimum of cost and labor required for the maintenance of the place.

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  • a movable partition can divide the ballroom into two smaller rooms
  • partition a room off

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