Chicago Avenue Pump Station, Chicago Avenue Pump Station Entrance


Chicago Avenue Pump Station Entrance

Chicago, Illinois

Project Scope

The reconstruction of the existing north façade to make way for the new entrance to the Looking Glass Theater. The project included an extensive underground system to eliminate the structural loading on the city’s 100-year-old water mains in order to support the new stone terrace, stairs, handicapped ramp and raised planting beds.


The City of Chicago
Department of Water
801 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611


Robert Cannatello
Chief Operating Engineer, Retired


2003 Chicago Landmark Award
for Preservation Excellence

Category: Total Building Renovation

Budget: $1,500,000

Featherstone’s attention to detail preserved the integrity of the most historically renowned structure in Chicago while maintaining the pump station’s normal operation.

– Robert Cannatello
City of Chicago

Featherstone Facts

Average Bid to Build Variance -3.11%,
Average Value for Fee at 145%
Last 5 years – 5 Fabulous Parks
Last 5 years – 5 Fantastic Libraries
Multiple, Decades-Longstanding, Client Relationships – The Morton Arboretum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Brookfield Zoo, the Wauconda Public Library, The Schaumburg Township District Library