Re: [design] Big Boxing

What is the history of the open-web joist? When was this structural
floor/roofing element first used? Big Box architecture depends a lot on the
open-web joist, doesn't it?

Ancient Rome had lots of (grain) warehouses in the south-west(?) along the

I was said that one could traverse the entire Campus Martius under roof
cover because of the many public porticus there. Each porticus had a
different name and raison d'etre, sometimes even shopping. No open-web
joists, but lots of columns, eg, the Hecatonstylon--hall of a hundred

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