Otis is chosen again for a showcase elevator (and more) in the iconic skyscraper.
In 1931, Otis Elevator Co. delivered the groundbreaking elevator system technology that made ascending the then record-breaking height of the Empire State Building doable in minutes. Eighty years later, Empire State Realty Trust called on Otis to complete the system’s modernization, which is among the largest and most complex modernization projects in Otis’ 165-year history.
The modernization, which began in 2011, included the original 68 elevators throughout the building. The multi-year project is literally topped off by a new, one-of-a-kind, custom-built, Gen2™ glass elevator and glass hoistway, which replaces the existing elevator to the mast. The car travels from the 86th floor to the landmark building’s newly renovated 102nd floor observatory.
Click here to read the January edition of Elevator World and learn more about this project.