This section is from the book "Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry, And Building", by James C. et al. Also available from Amazon: Cyclopedia Of Architecture, Carpentry And Building.
An interesting feature of a large reinforced-concrete building constructed for the General Electric Company at Fort Wayne, Ind.,is the design of the lintels. As shown in Fig. 207, the bottom of the lintel is at the same elevation as the bottom of the slab. The total space between the columns is filled with double windows; and the space between the bottom of the windows and the floor is filled with lintels and a thin wall of reinforced concrete, as shown in the figure.