CHICAGO AVENUE PUMP STATION
Chicago Avenue Pump Station Entrance
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
Chief Operating Engineer, Retired
2003 Chicago Landmark Award
for Preservation Excellence
Category: Total Building Renovation
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