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These Water Cribs In Lake Michigan Got Big Renovations, And A Video Shows What They Look Like Now

The cribs renovation just won an award.

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DOWNTOWN — Two of the city’s water cribs in Lake Michigan just won an award for renovations they’ve received.

The Harrison and Dever cribs are two connected buildings that have been around since 1900 and 1935, respectively. Situated about 2.5 miles offshore, the Dever crib is still used to get water to the city.

Last year, both cribs were renovated — getting repaired, cleaned and repainted — with a price tag of about $5 million, according to construction firm F.H. Paschen

The renovation project was named the best small project of the year by Engineering News-Record Midwest, a publication that covers engineering and construction.

This video shows the cribs now: