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Whiteface Mt. Roundhouse Elevator Modernization Vertical Transportation by Architectural Resources

Design Brief

Project Location: Lake Placid, NY

A|r is working with the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority to replace the Whiteface Mountain Roundhouse Elevator system. With a total travel of over 270 feet through the middle of the mountain, the elevator provides access between the lower parking lot and the summit Roundhouse to offer a 360-degree, panoramic view to tourists during the late spring and summer months. Rehabilitation of the system included a modernization of the original 1920’s equipment as well as the stair and associated super-structure that spans the full height of the hoistway. The historic status of the Roundhouse also required A|r to coordinate with the State Historic Preservation Office to provide an energy efficient, code compliant, and ADA accessible elevator. The construction schedule was tailored to accommodate the harsh environment on the mountain.

Design Brief

A|r is working with the NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority to replace the Whiteface Mountain Roundhouse Elevator system. With a total travel of over 270 feet through the middle of the mountain, the elevator provides access between the lower parking lot and the summit Roundhouse to offer a 360-degree, panoramic view to tourists during the late spring and summer months. Rehabilitation of the system included a modernization of the original 1920’s equipment as well as the stair and associated super-structure that spans the full height of the hoistway. The historic status of the Roundhouse also required A|r to coordinate with the State Historic Preservation Office to provide an energy efficient, code compliant, and ADA accessible elevator. The construction schedule was tailored to accommodate the harsh environment on the mountain.

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