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4,000 Pounds of Wire Rope Drums

Posted by Flyhouse on Dec 6, 2016 10:00:00 AM
Chi-Town Rising Wire Rope Drums

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects, Chi Town Rising

Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Nov 21, 2016 11:22:50 AM
Once Halloween ends, holiday decorations begin going up everywhere you look. Shopping malls have long been known to go all out to have customers feel the holiday spirit. Water Tower Place in Chicago is no exception. Did you know...

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[PHOTO] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Oct 4, 2016 1:20:00 PM
Residing above millions of gallons of water in the Abbott Oceanarium of the Shedd Aquarium is an incredibly large motorized blackout curtain. When it comes time to replace it, Flyhouse takes on the project.

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects

Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 27, 2016 3:05:00 PM
To provide a more modern look of the newly renamed The Franklin building in downtown Chicago, Flyhouse was part of a unique rigging and lighting project. 

Topics: Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects

[Photo] Did You Know...

Posted by Flyhouse on Sep 20, 2016 11:30:00 AM
Fourth Presbyterian Church (Chicago) was founded in 1871 and moved to its existing location on Michigan Avenue in 1912. Flyhouse provided assistance on a project that put the church in the local record books.

Topics: Hoist System, Did You Know, Flyhouse Projects

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