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Walkway Remnant

Walkway over substationA solitary remnant of the second-story walkway system, an important element of the original campus design, has been maintained at the entrance to the Covered walkwayArchitecture and Art building. The sign bearing the building name now covers it completely.

Measuring 200 feet in length, this particular walkway was unique in that it was constructed of steel, not granite, and it was the only screened walkway on campus. The box truss design made it possible to lower the structure into place over the brick-enclosed Commonwealth Edison property just  Com Ed substation west of Architecture and Art.

Behind the south wall of the enclosure, the Com Ed building still stands, although the electrical substation Walkway remnantis no longer in use. Original Netsch-designed gates provide access to the interior.




Com Ed wallCom Ed gate