Forty-two Schindler elevators and five Schindler escalators will ultimately move thousands of building workers and visitors every day at One Vanderbilt, the 58-story, 1.7 million square-foot commercial office tower being constructed in midtown Manhattan directly adjacent to Grand Central Terminal. Thirty of the elevators will be equipped with Schindler’s PORT Technology. Schindler Elevator Corporation was awarded a multi-million-dollar contract by Construction Manager AECOM Tishman Construction to provide and install the vertical transportation equipment.
“Schindler has a long history in New York City and we are thrilled to be a part of this extraordinary project,” said Greg Ergenbright, CEO, US operations for Schindler. “Our high-rise elevators with PORT Technology create a unique blend of style, functionality and sustainability and are perfectly aligned with the building’s design.”
One Vanderbilt, developed by SL Green Realty Corp. and designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, will anchor the modernization of the Midtown business district. Following the layered architectural language of neighboring New York City icons, One Vanderbilt joins the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building as one of three-point towers to define the city’s renowned skyline. Expected to achieve both LEED Gold and WELL certification, the 1,401-foot trophy office tower will feature column-free floor plates, floor-to-ceiling windows and best-in-class infrastructure. It will provide tenants with a 30,000-square-foot tenant-only amenity floor and outdoor terrace as well as a world-class 11,000 square-foot Daniel Boulud restaurant. Immediately adjacent to the city’s most important transit hub, One Vanderbilt will have direct connections to the Grand Central Terminal transit network and will invest $220 million in infrastructure upgrades to the system. The building is expected to open in 2020.