Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA
- Manhattan, New York City, NY, USA
For this project, Schindler provided three Schindler 9300 escalators and 36 Schindler 7000 elevators, 32 of which are equipped with PORT technology, including one double decker elevator. The use of PORT ensures that the tenants and guests of One Vanderbilt will be able to get to their destinations as efficiently as possible by grouping riders headed to the same floors together. As New York fights its way back to business as usual, PORT will prove invaluable in preventing packed lobbies due to high foot-traffic. The project also includes five hydraulic elevators, including (2) 60,000 lb truck lifts.
To provide additional advanced hygiene, Schindler is providing two critical CleanMobility technologies to select escalators in One Vanderbilt: Schindler Ultra UV Pro and CleanRail. CleanRail utilizes antimicrobial additives to prevent microorganisms from degrading the product while Ultra UV Pro employs ultraviolet light to sanitize the handrail and combat the spread of bacteria and viruses during operation.
The elevators are also equipped with regenerative drives which recuperate electricity as they run and put that energy back into the building’s power grid – a step forward in sustainability. This can lower elevator energy consumption by up to 30% saving costs as it makes a significant reduction in overall building energy needs.
Beyond technology, One Vanderbilt represents innovation in public-private partnership for the commercial real estate market. In collaboration with the City of New York and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as part of the historic rezoning of East Midtown, One Vanderbilt includes a $220 million investment in public open space and transit infrastructure improvements that will help ease congestion and overcrowding on subway platforms, improve circulation in and around the terminal and create new, direct pathways to the regional railroads such as Metro-North and Long Island Rail Road.
As a part of this historic partnership, Schindler is providing five 9700 escalators and three elevators which will serve the 4, 5, 6, and 7 subway lines collectively, helping both New Yorkers and visitors experience better connected mobility throughout Grand Central subway station.