Antwort: Re: Negative floors?

Subject: Antwort: Re: Negative floors?
From: kerstin -dot- molthagen -at- etas -dot- de
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 08:45:28 +0200

Hi Elliot!

Elliott C. Evans wrote:

>Wendy Lewis wrote:
>> I've only ever seen B for Basement and BB for Below Basement? Beyond
>> Basement? What comes when you have 4, 5, 6 or 10 floors below ground
>I have seen a few buildings with the basments lettered. The first basement
>is "A Level", the second basement is "B Level", etcetera. They could also
>be numbered B1, B2, B3, &c. as you descend.
As Dan Hall, I have seen it done several ways. Negative numbers are used
occasionally, but not too frequent, I'd say, although I happen to work in a
building where indeed the ground floor is labeled 0, and the garage beneath
is -1.

>You could give basements negative numbers, but then you'd have to number
>the ground floor zero, and everybody but engineers and mathematicians
>be confused. =^>
Does this mean that all Germans are either engineers or mathematicians?


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