Lift for Grand Island Mansion wins POM

Congratulations to Neil Hankin, Brian Trueman, Dave Lair and the rest of the fine folks at Hankin Specialty Elevator of Rancho Cordova, California. Their installation of a standard Genesis Enclosure at the Grand Island Mansion in Walnut Grove, California has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for January, 2017.

Grand Island Mansion front

Grand Island MansionThe gorgeous Grand Island Mansion is a uniquely spectacular Italian Renaissance style villa. The four-story, 24,000 square foot 58 room villa is centrally located on Grand Island in the lush delta region east of the San Francisco Bay.

Vertical LiftGaraventa Genesis LiftThe Mansion is the largest private estate in northern California, and embodies the finest features of classical architecture and European craftsmanship. A popular venue for weddings, the Mansion has been featured in such publications as National Geographic, Sunset Magazine, Architectural Digest, Playboy Magazine, Victoria’s Secret Catalog, and Macy’s Furniture Catalog.

Vertical Lift for Seattle Museum of Flight Named Oct POM

We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for October 2016. wheelchair liftwheelchair lift

Congratulations to Melissa and Scott Cleary of Mobility Concepts in Fife, Washington.

Their installation of a Genesis Enclosure vertical platform lift at the new Aviation Paviliion at the Seattle Museum of Flight has been selected. The lift allows for accessibility to the FedEx Air Cargo exhibit, housed within a 34 ft. fuselage section of a former FedEx Boeing 727 freighter. It is an interactive, behind-the-scenes exploration into the wowheelchair liftrld of air deliveries.

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.

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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.