Congratulations to David Jones, Steve Metras and the rest of the fine people at Victory Lifts. Their submission of photos from the Ogdensburg Public Library has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for November, 2016.
It is an interesting application. The enclosure design was expanded to include the entire upper landing of an adjacent stairway. This allows for passengers to travel safely in comfort in a region where winter weather can be harsh.
Interstingly, the area was also where Nazi fighter pilot Franz Xaver Baron von Werra landed in a rowboat after apparently being the only Axis prisoner of war to ever escape Canadian custody. It happened in 1940 during WWII. He eventually made it back to Germany in 1941 via the USA, Mexico, South America and Spain. It is also the only US port on the great St. Lawrence River.
We are very pleased to announce that the winner of the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for October 2016.
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 world of air deliveries.
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.