Merci Sibylle – A très vite!
For nine decades Fulton Market Cold Storage Company operated in Chicago’s meatpacking district with a full ten stories of freezing storage situated close to major railways. Last summer the company decided it was time to start fresh in a state-of-the-art facility outside of Chicago, so the building was sold to SRAM, a bike component manufacturer who will use the space for its global headquarters. Architects Perkins + Will were hired to help convert the ice-encrusted space into a new, modernized office building and were also tasked with the most epic refrigerator defrost in history. Luckily photographer Gary Jensen was asked to snap some incredible photos prior to the thawing which was actually caught on video (sorry no embed). See more photos on his website. (via gapers block).
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The shelves are made from polyethylene plates used in the catering industry for food hygiene purposes. “All the colours are made for one food, for example yellow is for poultry, blue is for fish, green is for vegetables,” said Muller.
“We used all the colours you can have of that material, but it’s again the combination of the colours that makes it special,” she added.