Garaventa BC Wins POM with CPL Vertical Lift

The Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for December, 2016 has now been selected. Congratulations to Don Sanchez, Barry Sherman and the rest of the folks at Garaventa Lift BC in Port Moody for capturing their second Project of the Month honors. Their installation of a Garaventa Elvoron CPL Vertical Platform Lift at Open Road Land Rover and Jaguar in Langley, BC is the winner!

This marks the first time that an Elvoron CPL vertical platform lift installation has been showcased. We figured it was about time we gave the CPL some love. A notoriously difficult product to capture in photos, the CPL represents the most robust, durable vertical platform lift available. Also, it features the look and feel of a full-cab elevator, but with constant-pressure controls. img_6362-2Entrances are guarded by steel fire-rated hallway doors, controlled by the lift to ensure safety.Elvoron CPL vertical platform lift

Although popular in Canada for decades, full-cab vertical platform lifts are also becoming more popular in various other regions of the world. They provide an alternative to standard vertical lifts which have platforms with half-height sidewalls and no ceilings. img_6367-2They are especially popular for applications such as this one – an automotive dealership with the Parts and Service Departments located on the mezzanine.

In this case, the use of a CPL could also represent an economical alternative to a LULA elevator, as it would be about half the price to install and requires much less maintenance than a LULA.

Lift for Watergate Hotel is Sept POM

Watergate

We are very pleased to announce the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September, 2016 – the X3 Inclined Platform Lift installation at the famous Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. After a $125 million, nine-year renovation, the hotel reopened recently.

Inclined Platform Lift Washington DC

X3 Wheelchair Lift

“No need to break in,” its room key cards read—a nod to the infamous scandal of the Nixon administration that led to the president’s resignation. Originally designed by Italian architect Luigi Moretti in 1961 to look like a sail on the Potomac, the hotel has been vacant since 2007. Its current owners tapped Israeli designer Ron Arad and Italian designer Moroso to update the architecture and restore some of hotel’s original structures, like the staircase and indoor pool. Mad Men costume designer Janie Bryant designed the employee uniforms.

wheelchair lift

Thank you to Will Cromwell of Bedco Mobility in Baltimore for submitting the photos. The installation itself was more involved than what it might look like from the photos. The wall, you see, has a marble facade which will not bear any load. So the lift is actually attached to steel support posts behind the marble. The result is a clean-looking example of a custom-colored X3 Inclined Platform Lift installed at a pretty cool hotel. As proof of it’s coolness, the walls of the lobby bar are made from actual whisky bottles – nice.

Accessible LA Skyslide nets POM for McKinley

Skyslide upper landing

skyslide lower landing

One of the coolest places to have a Garaventa Lift installed is the Oue Skyspace Skyslide. In fact, The Oue Skyspace slide has been named one of the 16 coolest things to do in Los Angeles by Forbes Magazine. It is a glass-enclosed slide which goes from the 70th floor to the 69th floor on the outside of the U.S. Bank Building in downtown Los Angeles, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The slide is fully accessible because of a beautiful custom colored Genesis Enclosure unit installed right beside the slide entrance.

Congratulations to Randy Weiler, Chuck Vander Hill and the rest of the team at McKinley Elevator. This installation has been named the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for August, 2016.

oue skyspace

skyslide entrance

skyslide looking down