Monthly Archives: June 2015

Featured Elevator Installation: Statue of Liberty

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Liberty Elevator has been fortunate enough to install elevators in the Statue of Liberty twice. The first was in 1986, when we installed a double decker hydraulic elevator, and the second was 25 years later, in 2011. As part of the Life and Safety Upgrades project, Liberty Elevator installed three new elevators in the statue: a passenger elevator, a handicap lift, and an emergency elevator.

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Elevator Issues Owners Should Watch For

Like anything mechanical, proper elevator functionality can be disrupted by a variety of factors. In order to keep an elevator operating to the best of its ability, it needs to be maintained properly and any issues handled in a timely manner. As a property owner, keep an eye on the following issues. If one of these arises, contact your elevator company to discuss a plan for handling it.

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How Long Does Elevator Installation Take

When it’s time to install or replace an elevator, the first thing many building owners think of is time. How long will it be before the elevator is up and running and business can continue as usual? Unfortunately, there is no standard answer to that question. Since no elevator installation is exactly the same, installation time will always differ. There are many factors that affect how long an elevator installation will take, and any one of these factors could create a lengthier installation process. Continue reading How Long Does Elevator Installation Take

A Day in the Life of an Elevator Mechanic

A trained elevator mechanic can maintain, repair, modernize, or install a variety of elevator equipment. Although there are various equipment types, a mechanic is well versed in an elevator’s mechanical aspects. Installing and fixing elevators is an extremely important job that requires properly educated elevator mechanics, usually through a union apprenticeship program.

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