Final Resting Place
A true elevator man sees the symbolism and poetry in what he does. One such man is Michael Frangias, director of Operations for the New York/New Jersey division of Boston-based Eagle Elevator Co., Inc. When Frangias shared photos with ELEVATOR WORLD to illustrate a Company Spotlight on Eagle (EW, October 2019), several of the images told the story of a five-car modernization of an elevator system
serving a City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) building in Queens. A particularly striking picture shows an old Armor Elevator Co. machine as it is flown over Queens’ Calvary Cemetery, which, with approximately
3 million burials, has the most interments in the U.S. As he watched the machines on their way out, Frangias says, “It was almost like they were going to their final resting place.” New Hollister- Whitney geared machines replaced the ones by Armor, which was founded in NYC in 1935 and acquired by KONE (U.S. division) and Schindler (Canadian division) in the early 1980s.