City of Allen Fire Station Number 5


If you’ve driven along McDermott Road, west of US75, you may have noticed that Allen’s Fire Station Number 5 is just about completed. Station 5 is the fourth substation and was approved by the city’s voters in the 2007 Capital Improvement Bond Election. Construction began in 2010.

A highlight of the building will be reclaimed fire ladders twisted into a sculpture for the public and firefighters to enjoy. The ladders are in the shape of a flame by Artist Christopher Fennell.

On his website Fennell says, “The materials I use have been cast out by society, for example: demolished barns, broken bicycles and downed trees. I transform these objects into dynamic pieces and connect them into recognizable shapes of waves, tornados and pillars of fire.”

The station is expected to open in the Fall of 2011.

Photo – Copyright 2011 Imaged2Sell

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