Illinois Wheelchair Lift Named POM

Our Project of the Month for November features a small open vertical platform lift installed at the Morton Grove Public Library in Morton Grove, Illinois.The library has been in operation for the past 75 years, starting as a book exchange where they threw all of the books in a big barrel for readers to sort through.

New lift offers ADA accessibility

Wheelchair lift at Morton Grove Public Library

The lift showcases a creative solution for fastening the lifting mechanism (mast). In this case, custom towers were fabricated to provide the structural support. The lift has a 90 degree entry/exit configuration, an auto-fold ramp for the lower landing and power operated gates.

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Wheelchair lift at Morton Grove Public Library

 

 

 

 

 

The area has a very interesting history. Back in the late 1920’s and early 1930’s, it was well-known as a destination for illegal gambling. The area had many roadhouses, and perhaps the most famous was The Dells, supposedly run by Al Capone and his gang, just down the street from where the library now sits.

New York Vertical Platform Lift Named POM

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View from inside of the church looking out at the lift.

Congratulations to our friends at Handi-Lift, Inc. of Carlstadt, New Jersey. Their submission of photos of an outdoor Genesis vertical platform lift with enclosure has earned them the Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for October, 2015.

This attractive installation features a Genesis Enclosure model powder-coated with a custom RAL color. The enclosure panels are bronze tinted acrylic.

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Platform controls

Outdoor Vertical Platform Lift

Outdoor Vertical Platform Lift

Seattle Vertical Platform Lift Named POM

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Genesis vertical platform lift installed at Starbucks Roastery in Seattle

Congratulations to Top Performing Seattle area Garaventa Lift representatives from Mobility Concepts: Brad Adams, Melissa Cleary and Scott Cleary. They have captured their first Garaventa Lift Project of the Month for September, 2015.

Coffee retail giant Starbucks has opened a flagship location for their new Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle. These locations will serve Starbucks Reserve coffee, carefully selected as the finest 1% of Starbucks coffee. Some varieties are so rare, they will never be available again.

In order to provide accessibility within the new upscale location, they needed two vertical platform lifts. Obviously, the quality of the equipment and it’s aesthetics had to be superior in order to be included in this prestigious project. The designers chose two Garaventa Genesis Enclosure vertical platform lifts, painted in a custom dark brown color.

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Genesis vertical platform lift installed at The Roastery