Make Way for the new Elevator

Previously the kitchen had a service elevator that only went from the basement up to the first floor in order to conveniently move delivered materials and supplies into storage areas, and to move them from storage when they needed to be used. A much bigger elevator is being installed as part of the Phase One renovation. It will service all floors, and it will be about the size of elevators in hospitals. In order to make way for this much larger elevator, the old shaft has to be expanded.

In the images below, you can see the old shaft being demolished on the 2nd floor. Other images show the mechanical equipment of the elevator, located on the third floor (that equipment used to be in a room of its own, but those walls were demolished a few weeks ago).

~ by Site Administrator on April 21, 2011.

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