Recent Project: Empire Stores Dumbo

Look closely through the doors in this photo and you will see the  XpressII inclined platform lift  that Handi-Lift installled at the Empire Stores retail building in Dumbo, Brooklyn.

This building is one of the last standing brick storehouses built in the 19thcentury, so the structure is a landmark building. Handi-Lift has many years of experience working in the landmark buildings in New York City, which must provide ADA compliant accessibility without compromising the historical aesthetics and structure.

Custom RAL color XpressII Inclined Platform Lift folded at upper landing
The custom RAL color helps the lift blend in with the stone facade

Our sales team worked closely with Perkins Eastman Architects and  H&H Builders to design the lift and coordinate the proper location for the core drill preparation for the concrete under the blue stone steps and flooring. All the supporting custom towers and pedestals for the call stations were embedded in this concrete.

The lift, rails, and call stations have a custom RAL color to help the lift blend in with the stone façade behind it. The LED lights under the lower landing call station are another unique feature of this lift.

LED lights under lower landing call station for XpressII
Here you can see the LED lights under the lower call station

More detailed photos of the installation are here.

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Priscilla Fujimura

In addition to being the Editor-In-Chief of Handi-lift.com and the Knowledge Base, Priscilla is the Sales Administrator at Handi-Lift Headquarters in New Jersey. She has been at HQ since 2016, coordinating the sales team, running marketing efforts, organizing the office , and planning corporate events.

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