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Yale's New Gymnasium.

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The plans for the new gymnasium at Yale have not yet been fully completed, yet enough has been decided upon to give a general idea of its external appearance and general arrangements The building is to extend the entire width of the lot on Elm street, with a front of 134 feet and a depth of 90 feet. It is decided that the front shall be of stone, and should a sufficient sum of money be subscribed the entire building will be of the same material; otherwise the side and rear walls are to be of brick of the same color as the stone. A double gateway, one side for those on foot, the other for carriages, is to be built at the east end of the street. This gateway will be large enough to admit a coach with men on top and allow the teams to pass directly from the barges to their rooms. The first floor is lighted by six windows each about ten feet square, the second receives its light from eight large windows above each one of which is a semi-circular bas relief. The front of the building contains eight oblong windows situated near the top while above these runs a cornice or ornamental design. The height of the building will be about eighty feet.

Two rowing tanks similar to those now in use will occupy the ground floor together with a large swimming tank and a number of baths of every description. There is also room for a base ball cage should it be decided to put one in. In the sub-cellar the bowling alleys, store rooms, and heating apparatus will be placed. The second floor which is reached by a broad stairway commencing near the entrance contains lockers, a director's room and quarters for the crew, nine and eleven. The gymnasium hall occupies the top floor; this contains over one thousand square feet of floor space and is lighted directly from the roof which is made almost entirely of glass. The hall is be equipped with the most approved gymnastic apparatus of every description. Also a running track of unusual width will encircle the hall.

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