The Westbard Towers had a new tenant for one of their two story penthouses. But they had a challenge the new occupants daughter required a wheelchair and current access to the second floor was by curved stair case. A wheelchair platform lift was an obvious solution. What was not so obvious was how to get it into the penthouse which was on the 16th story. About 160 feet in the air. Not like walking it around to the back yard, or bring it in through the patio doors of a single family house.
The tower was 12′ long almost 3′ wide and 1′ thick and weighted several hundred pounds. It was too long and unwieldy to go up the stairs or fit into the buildings elevator. Somehow it would have to be lifted on the outside of the building to the 16th floor. A boom crane truck would max out at half that height. It was quite a conundrum. A local window washing firm became the solution Wa-lah! It took them half a day to get set up and 30 minutes to left the tower up. We slid it off the platform in 5 minutes tight into the unit.
Installation of the lift required the upper floors railings to be modified and a crush points to have a wall below them. The apartments management made all those modification prior to our arrival.
Signature Elevators & Accessible Designs crew installed the Trus-T-Lift 750 in one day.