Why was this an unique modernization? Elevator #4, the service car, originally served just floors 1-14. However, as part of the mod ELTEC added an additional landing on the basement level and the upper floor (Floor 16). Furthermore, to create elevator lobbies for service personnel all openings on the servcie car were reversed to rear openings only. Removed in its entirety, car #4 was replaced with a brand new elevator system. The only component that was re-used was the overhead geared machine.
Upon project completion each elevator has a new state-of-the-art controller, overspeed governor, steel hoisting ropes, beautifully upgraded cab interiors, new car and hall pushbuttons and three of the four elevators have new overhead geared machines – not to mention all new seismic upgrades to ensure safety in the event of an earthquake. This project required a significant amount of demolition as well as creativity in the field.
The success of this project is directly related to several ELTEC employees whose contributions must be named. The lead field mechanic in charge was Patrick Dana who was involved in the original elevator modernization of the Alaska Building in 1981! Pat’s 35 years of experience in the elevator industry coupled with his knowledge, construction expertise and work ethic resulted in a modernization project that ELTEC is very proud to have on our resume.
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