Article By: Don Oehrlein, Lift-U Division of Hogan Mfg., Inc.
Courtroom Lifts came into being in the mid-1990s to meet the newly implemented ADA requirements of providing accessibility in public buildings. Most lift installations were designed on-site and installed without a lot of coordination between the architect, the lift manufacturer, and the millwork contractor. The lifts were often unreliable for a number of reasons, causing Court Administrators to form negative opinions about Courtroom Lifts.
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Developer Tishman Hotel & Realty LP, in developing property at 44th and 8th streets in New York City (NYC), was required to provide accessibility upgrades to the existing subway entrance. This entrance was partially underneath the corner of the tower the company was going to construct for Hotel Intercontinental. Accessibility could not be achieved by using one commercial elevator,…
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Article courtesy of Elevator World Magazine
The Department of Justice and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Revised the Standards for Accessible design on September 15, 2010.
Lift-U® is proud to announce the now, fully operational EVPL Model wheelchair lift in the New York City Subway. This marks the first time that a wheelchair lift has been used in the NYC Subway System. Design limitations prohibited the use of an elevator in this application. Lift-U was brought into the project by Handi-Lift to provide a heavy-duty lift system that will stand up to the 24-hour a day usage that is synonymous with NYC Subway System traffic. For more information on the project, visit Handi-Lift.
A Status Report from the Department of Justice
This Status Report covers the ADA activities of the Department of Justice during the third quarter (July – September) of 2010. This report, previous status reports, and a wide range of other ADA information, including the consent decrees and formal settlement agreements mentioned in this report, are available through the Department’s ADA Home Page at www.ada.gov.