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Chicago, Illinois
City of Chicago; Chicago Department of Water Management
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68th Street Pumping Station

Constructed in 1868, the 68th Street Pumping Station was the first of its kind in Chicago, drawing water from a crib out in Lake Michigan. SPAAN Tech, Inc. redesigned the station’s steep and low slope roofs, which involved renovating existing plumbing and external drains.

Our team introduced new insulation and roofing systems to the station, including implementation of cool metal and modified bitumen systems. In addition, SPAAN Tech designed OSHA approved ladders.

Following all applicable standards, codes and documents, architects from SPAAN Tech designed a lightweight, cheaper roof for 68th Street Pump Station while preserving its historic integrity and character.