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Liberty Elevator Wins “Best Family-Owned Business” at Elevator World

Liberty Elevator was voted “Best Family-Owned Business” by Elevator World Inc. and their readers. For more than 55 years, Liberty Elevator Corporation and the Muttart family have been providing vertical transportation to buildings and iconic landmarks throughout New York and New Jersey. This family-owned business had humble beginnings in a Rutherford, New Jersey, basement and has continued to grow its reputation across the New York and New Jersey markets. From installing and maintaining traditional elevators in high rise buildings to being honored with the task of installing and servicing the elevators in the most iconic statue in New York harbor, where the company takes its namesake. The Muttart family has always been there for Lady Liberty and all their clients. Continue reading Liberty Elevator Wins “Best Family-Owned Business” at Elevator World

Apps that Make Elevators More User-Friendly

Corporations or tenant buildings sometimes require a security badge or other type of identification to access an elevator. It provides a layer of security, but can also be a pain. It can be frustrating for residents or employees to dig through their purses or briefcases looking for their badges. New technology allows users to download apps that summon elevators and open doors. Elevator applications can make life easier for businesses and their tenants. There are significant advantages associated with using smartphones to increase the accessibility of elevators.

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NYC’s Second Ave. Subway Station to Open NYE

Liberty Elevator—News Post

On New Year’s Eve 2016, one of the most anticipated parties in New York wasn’t in Times Square or at a hot nightclub, but rather in the newly-completed subway station at Second Avenue. An invitation-only group of attendees put on their cocktail attire and rode the new rails into the New Year as the clock ticked down. Continue reading NYC’s Second Ave. Subway Station to Open NYE

Philanthropist Funds Washington Monument Elevator Repair

The Washington Monument has been closed to visitors since August of 2016 due to mechanical, electrical, and computer issues with the elevator that carries visitors to the observation deck. Earlier this month, businessman and philanthropist Davin Rubenstein, announced he’d fund the elevator’s modernization himself; a bill expected to total between $2-3 million. Continue reading Philanthropist Funds Washington Monument Elevator Repair

Manhattan Buildings Receive Historic Designation Before Zoning Change

11 buildings in Manhattan’s east midtown were designated as New York City landmarks by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. The move was not popular with the Real Estate Board of New York, which opposed all 11 designations. A zoning proposal working its way through city government would allow developers to replace older buildings with newer in a 78-block region including Grand Central and areas north. Today, those blocks house 70 million square feet of offices. The landmark designation doesn’t mean the usage and interiors of these buildings can’t change; it just means that any changes must be made with respect to their historic nature, and they can’t be torn down. Continue reading Manhattan Buildings Receive Historic Designation Before Zoning Change

C-SPAN Live Coverage of Trump Tower Elevators Draws Viewers

Watching people come and go from a building lobby may not sound like the most exciting thing on television, but with president-elect Donald Trump taking meetings at his residence in New York City’s Trump Tower, the comings and goings from the building’s gold-plated elevators are suddenly interesting to many Americans. Continue reading C-SPAN Live Coverage of Trump Tower Elevators Draws Viewers

Massachusetts Reconsiders Elevator Re-Inspection Approach

In March, the state of Massachusetts adopted a new elevator inspection policy that they are still struggling to fine-tune. After conducting a study, officials decided that they would not re-inspect the elevators which failed their annual safety checkup due to the need for routine repairs, and would instead leave it up to the elevator owners or their maintenance provider to report that repairs had been made. Continue reading Massachusetts Reconsiders Elevator Re-Inspection Approach

NAESA Plans Nationwide Elevator Education Programs This Fall

The National Association of Elevator Safety Authorities (NAESA) is hosting educational symposiums of varying length across the US during the months of September and October. The largest is the Wisconsin Elevator Symposium, hosted in Lake Geneva, WI on October 13 and 14. This two-day event will highlight updates to both Wisconsin’s state codes and national ASME recommendations. Continue reading NAESA Plans Nationwide Elevator Education Programs This Fall