Architecturally stunning in design and execution, this station contextually reflects the transition from urban commercial to residential areas. The fully glazed north wall on the street front of the apparatus bay and the illuminated hose tower gives a sense of civic pride and safety to the surrounding neighborhood. Designers made maximum use of the tight sloping site with a multi-level parking, living quarters above apparatus bays, and a storage basement below. Appropriate use of public art is demonstrated, and designates the entrance to the facility. Large amounts of natural daylighting and views of the exterior help to enhance fire fighter well being, energy efficient system employed to create a 50% reduction in energy use and a LEED Platinum certification.
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