Project: Shedd Aquarium, Chicago, Illinois
Client: Super Sky Products Enterprises, LLC
Project Description: Computerized Structural Design, S.C. designed a custom lifting rig for the Shedd Aquarium as part of the recent upgrades to the structure to accommodate a new skylight. The custom rig was used to concurrently elevate five 1,000 pound pieces of ornamental lead cresting so that new flashing could be installed. Crane access to the Aquarium’s site was not possible. The unique and creative solution allowed workers to install the new flashing efficiently and installation of the new skylight to proceed smoothly. The pictures below provide an interesting perspective of the construction.