Colombian Cinema Installation Named Garaventa Lift Project of the Month

Xpress II Wheelchair Lift

Xpress II Wheelchair Lift

Congratulations to Mitsubishi Electric de Colombia, also know as Melco. Their installation at the Centro Comercial Unicentro Mall in Bogata has earned them the Project of the Month for November, 2014.

A tower-mounted Xpress II allows for access to a cinema over a bright, colorful set of stairs with a mirrored adjacent wall and graphics painted on the stairs.

There are two lifts in this project. A Genesis Enclosure is also installed in the cinema lobby to provide access to a second seating level.

Xpress II

Xpress II

Genesis Enclosure

Genesis Enclosure

Genesis Enclosure

Genesis Enclosure

 

 

4th Annual Give A Kid A Lift Named Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September 2014

Today, we celebrate the 4th annual Give A Kid A Lift installation by naming this year’s project as the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September 2014. As always, the primary sponsors are Canwest Elevator & Lifts,  Garaventa Lift and Easter Seals. This year, Enhance Your Home Renovations has stepped up as the general contractor.

Wilfredo Aleman Jr.

Wilfredo Aleman Jr.

Each year, Easter Seals chooses a recipient who would benefit greatly from the installation of a new lift. The rest of the sponsors pitch in with fund-raising, time and/or materials to make it happen.

This year’s recipient is 16 year-old Wilfredo Aleman, who was born in Colombia with cerebral palsy. This was extremely challenging. Through sponsorship from Maple Leaf Foods, the family was able to move to Canada. Eventually, they settled in Calgary, where they have been welcomed by the community and the support network available to Wilftredo.

Wilfredo’s mother, Sofia, expresses her gratitude, “…now he doesn’t have a worry because thanks to (the sponsors) he can move freely in the house. Once again thanks and many blessings to Easter Seals, Canwest Elevator & Lifts, Enhance Your Home Renovations, Garaventa Lift and especially to all of the volunteers who donated their knowledge, their time and their work for my son to have a better future.”IMG_1948 IMG_1946

Installation for Nobel Winner Named Garaventa Lift Installation of the Month for August

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquesz

Nobel Prize Winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Earlier this year, we lost a great Colombian citizen, Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez. “Gabo”, as he was affectionately known, was a novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist. Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, he was awarded the 1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature and the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature. On his death in April 2014, Juan Manuel Santos, the President of Colombia, described him as “the greatest Colombian who ever lived”. – wikipedia

 

Clean, modern looking residential elevator.

Clean, modern looking residential elevator.

Cab interior showing car operating panel and glass walls

Cab interior showing car operating panel and glass walls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unfortunately, Mr. Márquez never had the opportunity to use the brand-new Garaventa Home Elevator installed at his residence in Cartagena. This project was completed after his passing.

The elevator features an aluminum and glass cab with full vision panels in the cab gates and full glass entrance doors. This clean, modern look is becoming more and more popular, and this installation has been named the Garaventa Lift Installation of the Month for August, 2014. Congratulations to the team at  Mitsubishi Electric de Colombia (Melco de Colombia)!