High-Rise Buildings Are Ready for Fire Sprinkler Systems
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All of Chicago's high-rise buildings that do not have fire sprinklers already have the infrastructure in place. When retrofitting a high-rise building, the fire sprinkler system is connected to the standpipe system. That is how the system was installed at the McClurg Court Center buildings at 333 East Ontario (two 45-story residential towers fully retrofitted with fire sprinklers). All high-rise buildings are equipped with a fire standpipe system and most have fire pumps. The standpipe, usually found in the building stairwell, provides the water for firefighter's hoses on each floor and for the fire sprinkler retrofit.