Project Overview

I.M. Pei Architects asked Handi-Lift, Inc. to make the lobby of The Four Seasons Hotel in New York City completely ADA accessible.

A total of 12 vertical and inclined platform (wheelchair) lifts were needed to handle the changes in elevation in both the lobby and the floor below that spans the block between 57th and 58th streets.

Handi-Lift coordinated with multiple parts suppliers and other construction trades to create the custom enclosure vertical platform wheelchair lifts and design support sufficient for the equipment in insufficient space. Handi-Lift also came up with innovative new solutions to address several problems such as the lock system and the support for the gates.

The beautiful lifts complement the magnificent architecture of the lobby and helped promote growth in wheelchair lift technology.