|Ryerson & Burnham Libraries|
|1938 Aerial Photo from ILHAP|
|AECOM, Slide 6|
The conversion cost was estimated at $64.6m and will reduce carbon emissions by 17,380 tons per year. "Electricity will come from two separate ComEd sub-stations, to ensure redundancy and reliability." The green roof and solar panels are to help obtain LEED-certification. [CityOfChicago] (LEED = Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design [AECOM])
|SlidePlayer, Slide 20|
Finished Product – Five 48 x 32 Water Pumps reconditioned and drives converted from steam turbine to 4200HP electric motors
New 40,000 square foot electric building for pumping station. Includes 3-fuel powered electric generators and 5-VFD's for new motors
William Smiljanich postedIconic smokestack of the Springfield Avenue Pumping Station at Springfield Ave and Bloomingdale Ave to be taken down to reduce the station's carbon footprint. This is all part of a multimillion update and renovation of the pumping station. Good news is that when they are done, they city will renovate and expand Beilfuss Park, next door.
[The conversion of the pumping station has already happened and is described above. ]
William Smiljanich Just west of the 606 trailhead.
William Smiljanich Thanks Val. Sadly that chimney will be gone soon.
[This comment was made five years ago. But a current satellite image shows that it is still standing.]
Al Moreno That's awesome , yeah it spews a black soot onto cars, so it can't be good to breath in! Glad it's going away. And the expanded park will be nice in addition to the bike trail on the train !
[The photo was taken west of this signalling bridge looking East. ]
|Val Gintter commented on William's post|
Here's a shot I took in 1950 in the opposite direction from Lawndale Avenue. I took it with a Kodak Baby Brownie Special (designed by Walter Teague). Note the commuter train about to turn south onto the main line.