Nancy Chiang of Cuningham Group Architecture sent me today’s Fixed-it Friday photo, and I’m wondering what you all think.  Nancy saw this door while visiting a zoo, where the chains are used to keep the “wildlife” from passing through between two portions of the exhibit.

Although this door doesn’t have an exit sign, neither Nancy nor her husband (both architects) noticed other marked exits.  There was at least one other door with the same chain application.

The chains are similar to the plastic strip curtains sometimes used to limit airflow.  So what do you think?  Ok?  Or no way?

And remember, doors provided for egress purposes must comply with the codes, even if the doors are not required exits.


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