Handi-Lift Triumphs with Genesis Shaftway at Grand Central Station

  • Product: Genesis Shaftway
  • Installed by: Handi-Lift
  • Location: Landmark New York City Building, Grand Central Station Terminal
  • Installation year: 2023

In a city renowned for its iconic landmarks, Handi-Lift has secured a well-deserved victory as the recipient of the October Project of the Month award. Their installation of the Genesis Shaftway at Grand Central Station Terminal, a historic New York City building, exemplifies a commitment to excellence in accessibility solutions for commercial properties.

Handi-Lift navigated unique challenges inherent to the landmark location with exceptional finesse. Noteworthy among the distinguishing features is the integration of custom brass doors, providing not only functional accessibility but also an aesthetically harmonious addition to the grandeur of Grand Central Station. The inclusion of a power operator door at the upper landing enhances user convenience, reflecting a meticulous approach to meeting elevated standards.

Furthermore, the project showcased ingenious solutions such as a recessed mast, addressing spatial constraints while contributing to the lift’s overall unobtrusive appearance. The choice of a custom color underscores Handi-Lift’s meticulous attention to detail, ensuring the Genesis Shaftway seamlessly integrates into the architectural tapestry of Grand Central Station. This accolade not only recognizes Handi-Lift’s dedication to overcoming challenges but also solidifies their position as leaders in delivering sophisticated accessibility solutions to prestigious locales.

We extend our sincere congratulations to Handi-Lift for this well-earned recognition. Their success reflects not only on their exceptional work but also on their commitment to elevating accessibility solutions to new heights. Here’s to more pioneering projects and continued excellence.

About the Genesis Shaftway: 

The Genesis Shaftway Model fits inside a vertical runway (also known as a hoistway or shaftway) that is built by others in accordance to Garaventa Lift specifications.


  • Low cost
  • ADA compliant
  • Blends in with any decor
  • Tactile and illuminated controls

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