Our congratulations and appreciation go out to Tom Sena, Neil Hankin, Brian Trueman, David Lair and the rest of the great team at Hankin Specialty Elevator of Rancho Cordova, California. Their submission of photos from a new business park in South San Francisco, California has earned them another Garaventa Lift Project of the Month, this one for November, 2017.
The installation is a beautiful example of modern accessibility to a open mezzanine area using a Genesis Enclosure vertical platform wheelchair lift. The lift is a fully code-compliant accessibility solution, easy to use and practical. The model being used is a Genesis Enclosure GVL-EN-144, mounted in a 3″ pit to allow for level access at the lower landing. Everything about the lift is pretty standard, except that the architect chose to have the lift painted an optional RAL color (RAL 9003).
This month, we are sending our appreciation and support to Handi-Lift Inc. of Carlstadt, New Jersey. Congratulations to Bob Grigorov, James Boydston and the rest of the great professionals at Handi-Lift. Their installation of a LULA Elevator at the Mediterraneo restaurant in White Plains, NY has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for October, 2017.
The elevator is a three-stop unit installed right in the middle of this new modern and upscale restaurant. It is a very impressive installation. The location of the elevator within the establishment ensures it is seen as an architectural centerpiece. The elevator was supplied with a custom-colored aluminum and glass enclosure by Garaventa. The elevator cab is also aluminum and glass.
The top landing is connected to the top seating area by a beautiful catwalk. The view from this area is spectacular, since all of the exterior walls are made from tinted glass panels.
This month we are profiling a beautiful Genesis Opal vertical lift. It is installed prominently at the new Wolf Restaurant in Oakland, California. The Genesis Opal provides an ADA-compliant accessibility solution. Wheelchair users and other members of the public who have difficulty using stairs will be able to utilize it.
In this case, the Opal is used at the front entrance to the restaurant because the main entrance is located above grade. This is a very common accessibility problem. The lift is a good solution because it takes up much less room than a switchback ramp. It is also easier to use for people in wheelchairs. The owners opted to include a beautiful, ornate steel gate at the entrance. The gate blocks off the lift after hours, protecting it from misuse or vandalism. The gate and the lift were painted to match.