It has been over 20 years since the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. In the aftermath of the attack, the connection between The Financial District and Battery Park was severed. As much traffic occurs between these two points, a few solutions were proposed. One was to repair the Liberty Street pedestrian bridge, the other was to repair the Rector Street pedestrian bridge, in doing so reconnecting the now broken path.

As this project involved reestablishing the ability of commuters and visitors to travel between the two sides, accessibility was of the utmost importance. Due to his expertise in accessibility and the ADA, Kamran Shushtarian of Mobility Elevator was approached to assist on these projects.

After considering the city’s current needs, and consulting with New York City laws, it was recommended that a custom-designed vertical wheelchair lift be constructed. One of the biggest challenges was the time constraint, as there was only about a 10 week window to complete this project. 

As a result of completing this project, Mobility Elevator took first place as Project of the Year in the Accessibility Systems category by Elevator World.

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