Urban Outfitters opened a new space in Williamsburg Brooklyn this year called Space Ninety 8. This new mega store includes a roof top restaurant. To create the new concept store they gutted an old industrial building and used salvaged materials and a  lot of blackened steel for a very unique look. 
The 5 story structure is served by a commercial elevator but on the third floor there is one area with a half flight of stairs down and a half flight of stairs up to a mezzanine from the third floor elevator lobby requiring a vertical platform (wheelchair) lift to provide accessibility to those two split levels. 
The area chosen for the lift required a basket of steel be created to suspend the lift runway over a space open to the second floor retail space below. That steel super structure was used to support the lift. The lift has it’s own enclosure in order to meet elevator safety codes so the lift and it’s enclosure frames had to be lowered into the steel basket and assembled in place. 
 

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Credits

  • Architect

    David A. Levy and Associates 345 Springside Drive Akron, Ohio 44333 330-666-6767
  • General Contractor

    Blue Rock Construction, Inc. 1275 Glenlivet Drive, Suite 330 Allentown, PA 18106 610-481-9119
  • Steel Superstructure:

    Johnston Products of Dallas 604 Jealouse Way Cedar Hill, Texas 75104 469-272-7212
  • Steel Lift Enclosure Frames:

    Pabst Enterprises/Equipment Co., Inc. 676 Pennsylvania Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07201 908-353-2880
  • Lift Installation

    Handi-Lift, Inc. 730 Garden Street Carlstadt, NJ 07072 201-933-0111

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