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Old 04-16-2009, 10:32 AM
Hank Bloomer Hank Bloomer is offline
 
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There was a lot of research on the visual and psychological effects of color done in the late 1930s and early 40s that resulted in the ubiquitous "institutional green" seen in so many buildings built in the 40s and 50s. I would bet that the same shades and colors were arrived at on the river and elsewhere by practical experience long before the scientists put a "stamp of approval" on it.

I suspect that the brilliant and lasting white paint was zinc and perhaps white lead based. That was expensive, but gilves a long lasting and bright white.
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