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NYC MTA Completes Subway Elevator Upgrade Ahead Of Time

By Elevator World | January 4, 2022

The NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced on December 26 it completed an elevator replacement project at the Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College subway station in Flatbush, Brooklyn, ahead of time, Shorefront News is among outlets to report. Work began in early July 2021 as part of a larger effort to replace 11 hydraulic elevators at seven stations in Brooklyn,…

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Billionaires’ Row Developer To Build MTA Subway Elevators

Billionaires’ Row Developer To Build MTA Subway Elevators

By Elevator World | December 9, 2021

Under the new NYC Zoning for Accessibility law, Sedesco, a Turkish developer planning a 63-story mixed-use tower at 41-47 West 57th Street along Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, has agreed to build two new elevators at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) 57th Street Station, which serves the F train, AM NY reports. The accessibility upgrades are in exchange for…

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US$25.8-Million Subway Station Upgrade Completes In Brooklyn

US$25.8-Million Subway Station Upgrade Completes In Brooklyn

By Elevator World | November 23, 2021

The NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) completed a US$25.8-million renovation of the Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum subway station in Brooklyn, New York, Real Estate Weekly reports. Providing access to the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Garden and Prospect Park, the station now has a new elevator tower at the museum plaza and three hydraulic elevators. MTA told ELEVATOR WORLD…

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NYC Lawsuit Filed Over Subway Escalator Injury

NYC Lawsuit Filed Over Subway Escalator Injury

By Elevator World | November 9, 2021

Patch reported on November 4 that an NYC couple has filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) alleging that a malfunctioning escalator “violently” propelled the man down, “resulting in severe and permanent personal injuries.” The incident occurred in August 2020 at the 72nd Street and Second Avenue subway station on the city’s Upper East…

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Elevator Replacement to Close NYC Clark Street Station

Elevator Replacement to Close NYC Clark Street Station

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to close the 2 and 3 lines’ Clark Street station in Brooklyn Heights in NYC from November 2 until spring 2022 in order to replace all three existing elevators, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. Closing all three elevators at the same time is the quickest of three options presented by the…

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MTA projects, record-breaking towers and more

MTA projects, record-breaking towers and more

By Elevator World | August 1, 2021

MTA Cuomo Announces East Side Access Civil Construction Completion On May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced completion of civil construction on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) East Side Access megaproject. Outfitted with 17 high-rise Schindler escalators, including the longest in the MTA system at 182 ft, the project connects the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)…

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Mongrain ADA-Compliant Elevators Installed at LIRR Station

By Elevator World | June 21, 2021

A trio of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant elevators manufactured by Mongrain Vertical Transport and installed by Mid-American Elevator Co. were unveiled on June 16 by the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Floral Park Station on Long Island. Part of the LIRR Expansion Project and overall MTA accessibility efforts, the…

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Cuomo Announces East Side Access Construction Milestone

Cuomo Announces East Side Access Construction Milestone

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

On May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced completion of civil construction on the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) East Side Access megaproject. Outfitted with 17 high-rise Schindler escalators, including the longest in the MTA system at 182 ft, the project connects the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to a new, 350,000-ft2 passenger terminal under Grand Central Terminal in…

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Pair of Elevators to Enhance NYC Subway Accessibility

Pair of Elevators to Enhance NYC Subway Accessibility

By Elevator World | March 31, 2021

NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to install two elevators at the 14th Street and Seventh Avenue subway stations in Manhattan, a move hailed by disability-rights activists at a press conference on March 27, gothamist reports. Proponents, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, urged the Federal Transportation Administration to approve and release the funds, and said he would lobby for…

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NYC MTA Seeks Help Improving Station Accessibility

NYC MTA Seeks Help Improving Station Accessibility

By Elevator World | March 22, 2021

The NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is enlisting private developers to help upgrade accessibility in subway stations, THE CITY reported on March 17, but noted that criticSubs are pointing to mixed results in previous similar partnerships. MTA and the Department of City Planning are pushing their “Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility” proposal, which would have real estate…

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