To give an impression of a huge compound or palace, the building was extended to include a large mosque, a huge eating hall
, an exhibition hall and a library.
Work: Early each morning a dozen volunteers douse the kerosene heaters in their tumble down shacks, dress, wash up, trudge to the eating hall
to dine on toast, cereal, fruit juice and cheese.
A short walk from his quarters lies the 'Restaurant of the Nations,' the eating hall
for the athletes.
Steel bowls are dished out along with spoons and cups and everyone sits on the floor in rows in an eating hall
as buckets of food are ladled out.
The site will also enable CUNY Hunter to create consolidated science and nursing facilities, eliminating the need for duplicate eating halls
, libraries and other facilities at the current 25th Street campus, which will ultimately be vacated, the school's president said.
The eating halls
are open 24 hours a day, training is tapered down and you've got time on your hands so you tend to be sitting around in the eating halls
a bit longer.
As "sites of working-class culture," some unions offered activities such as photography classes, and many had bars and eating halls