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Iowa Fire Station #4, Iowa City, Iowa

The newest fire station in Iowa City since 1972, the building features 13,815 square feet of Petersen Aluminum Corp.'s 24-gauge PAC-CLAD Tite-Loc curved and tapered metal roof panels. The fire station also includes 2,520 square feet of 0.032-aluminum, 12-inch on-center PAC-750 soffit panels and 1,600 square feet of PAC-3000 AP aluminum plate panels. The fire station drastically reduces response times to the northeast section of the city. Located on a high-visibility site, the architectural design establishes a prominent visual presence for the fire department in the center of the service area. The facility is comprised of two distinct elements: the apparatus bay and the service/living area. The lower service/living area is placed in front of the taller apparatus bay to provide a more gradual vertical appearance.

Architect: Rohrbach Associates PC, Iowa City

Roofing contractor: Modern Builders Inc., Janesville, Iowa

Metal roof panels: Petersen Aluminum Corp., Elk Grove Village, Ill., www.pac-clad.com