The Project of the Month for April has been chosen, and what a unique project it is!
The lift is a 2 level custom color outdoor Genesis enclosure installed by Lift Aids in Fort Worth Texas. It features a domed roof and external lights.
The unique feature of this lift is a graphic Vinyl Wrap done by the General Contractor to look like the famous “Big Ben” clock tower of London England. Using a Vinyl wrap is a great idea to add customization or branding to your lift project. It also protects the lift from weather and damage.
This stunning graphic was used in order to improve the street appearance of the lift and help brand and promote the English-style pub downstairs. The vinyl is actually perforated so that you can see through it which helps natural light in the lift and prevents it from feeling too enclosed.
The pub is the Winchester Tavern 903 Throckmorton. If you are visiting Texas it looks like a magnificent bar to stop for a pint!
The print helps make the lift a stylistic match for the bar, pictured below.
We have a new project of the month courtesy of Adam Bey of Handel & Son Elevator/Lift Co in Ohio.
The Genesis Vertical Platform Lift was installed at the JACK Thistledown Racino (Casino and Race Track) in Northfield, North Randall, Ohio for a disabled employee who was returning to work. The employee needed secure access to the upper level of the casino, which is an employee only work area previously only accessible via a stairway.
A custom cream frame color was requested to match the mouldings, along with operators and a flip-up seat. A nice touch to the lift is the smoke tinted plexi-glass panels which help further match the dark aesthetic of the casino.
In addition to all of these customizations, a tight deadline to have the project ready for the employee’s return made this a logistically fun and interesting project for the Handel & Son Elevator team.
Thank you to Dan Zammar and Access Elevator and Lifts for this magnificent customized tthree-level outdoor Genesis Enclosure installation that has earned them the Project of the Month title for February 2019.
This vertical platform lift is installed at a Bank of America Branch in Overland Park, Kansas. The bank is in a small town, with a limited budget and wanted a cost-effective way to provide better accessibility for its customers. They considered an elevator indoors, but the cost and amount of valuable floor space consumed were prohibitive. An outdoor Genesis Lift provided a great low cost alternative that would provide better accessibility from both the sidewalk level and parking level while preserving the floor space of the bank.
The lift has a number of customizations. It features tower supports due to lack of a nearby tieback location. Two beautiful bridges on different levels were constructed with custom railings that include sleek glass sidewalls. The bridges are more complicated than the typical project in that they are freestanding and supported by footings, and the lower level features a right angle turn. Other features of the project include power doors on the lift, an ADA compliant 42×60 platform, a sloped roof, and a fan and vent with mast heater to make the lift comfortable in any season.
Special thanks to Josh Solis, our in-house designer, as well as our fabrication shop for making this unconventional installation happen.