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Power Failure

550 West Jackson is designed to minimize the risk of a general power failure resulting from causes within the Building. Typically, should a power failure occur, it will affect either an isolated area of the Building or some larger portion of the surrounding geographic area. If an electrical failure does occur, the following guidelines should be observed:

1) Contact the Office of the Building - (312) 715-0550.

2) Open draperies and blinds to let in outside light. If there is adequate lighting from windows, continue performing assignments as well as possible.

3) If you are instructed to evacuate, lock all areas.

4) Do not congregate in lobby areas or in the street.

5) If you are trapped in an elevator during a power failure, wait for assistance. Your elevator will cease operation, but WILL NOT FALL. Do not force open the doors or try to escape through the roof hatch. DO NOT PANIC.

6) The Office of the Building will attempt to advise you regarding the length and cause of the power failure as soon as possible.


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