9 images. New method of construction ...pre-cast concrete, 27 December 1951. New Method of Construction ...Pre-Cast Concrete ...being used in the building of Madrona School in Torrance ...Workmen using vacuum lift on crane, raise a 21,000 pound concrete slab pre-cast on site, in mode of construction never used before in the state for school buildings ...Walls and partitions in place after only two days' work.; Supplementary material reads: "Gershon. Art for early Monday. Story already across with additional art. Madrona School -- Torrance. No. 1: Going up fast!. Photo shows office and hospital building with all four walls in place, two days after start of construction! No. 2: North walls of center row of schoolrooms already in place showing also partitions dividing rooms, also two days after construction. No. 3: close up of same showing north wall completed and partitions to divide classrooms".