1701 Walnut Fire Escape
Kansas City, Missouri
1701 Walnut Street is an historically significant building in downtown Kansas City. The “Taylor Building” was designed by noted Kansas City architecture firm Root & Siemens and built in 1902 as a storage facility for the John Taylor Dry Goods Company. Restored by Helix Architecture in 2008, the building now provides Class A office space for several professional services firms. As part of the renovation, Shawnee Steel & Welding fabricated and installed galvanized steel railings for the five-storey building’s exterior fire escape. Made of high-durability solid plate steel, the railings are also galvanized to resist erosion.