Construction of C M Ross Building, The Square
A new 3 storey, C M Ross department store was built to replace a number of buildings, in 1927-1928. This beam appears to be one of the main supporting beams in the building. The beam is probably about to the positioned across the side of the building facing The Square. Taylor and Pointon Engineering, which was located at 89 Rangitikei Street, were the firm involved in construction of the building. See 2008n_bc296_cmross_1603 for a view of the completed building.