Paseo de la Reforma Mexico City, Mexico
Local company installs a Savaria vertical platform lift to provide accessibility in Mexican capital.
submitted by Claudia Mora, Savaria
Paseo de la Reforma #265 lies in the heart of Mexico City, only a few feet from The Angel of Independence monument and beside the Mexican Stock Exchange building. The project is 7 min. from the Historical Downtown Area and the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts, best known for its murals by some of the most famous Mexican artists, including Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Rufino Tamay.
Owner Union Investment Real Estate GmbH contracted with manufacturer Savaria Concord Lifts Inc. and installer Lucklaend Elevator Co. to provide an outdoor lift system with three stops having both 0° and 180° access to provide accessibility for Metlife offices. Practically every aspect of this project was unique, including custom requirements, travel distance, materials used and design. Preparations were significant: a metal supporting structure needed to be placed before installing the lift, and a metal bridge was constructed to join the upper level stop with the existing floor leading to the main entrance.
The lift’s supporting structure and bridge needed to be designed specifically to meet the main requirement of enabling the upper stop to connect perfectly with the existing floor. Our approach was to adapt the installation area to the greatest extent possible.
This was one of the most important projects on which Lucklaend has worked. The Monterrey, Mexico-based company has been involved in such projects as the new BBVA Bancomer Monterrey soccer stadium. A 43-year-old company, it has evolved to be able to compete head-to-head against the majors.
- Owner: Union Investment Real Estate GmbH
- Architect: Helmuth, Obata & Kassabaum Developer: Levi, Harari & Breceda Administrator: Hines Interests, S.A. de C.V.