Otis Selected for World Trade Center Transportation HubBy Otis Elevator Company, PRNE
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
FARMINGTON, Connecticut, January 26, 2011 - Otis Elevator Company will provide 21 elevators and 47 escalators to the
World Trade Center Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) Transportation Hub in
lower Manhattan, New York. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp.
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"Otis is proud to take part in the reconstruction at the World Trade
Center," said Otis President Didier Michaud-Daniel. "Our proven products and
experience will be integral in providing safe and dependable transportation
to the hub's expected 250,000 pedestrians every day."
Otis elevators and escalators will help connect passengers to existing
and future transportation services, including World Trade Center office
towers, the Memorial and Museum, Hudson River ferry terminals, the World
Financial Center, PATH trains and 11 subway lines, as well as approximately
200,000 square feet of retail facilities. The hub is scheduled to open
Otis will install heavy-duty escalators to ensure reliability while
minimizing environmental impact. These escalators include a high-efficiency
lubrication system that reduces oil consumption by up to 98 percent. In
addition, highly efficient LED skirt lighting will help enhance passenger
safety while minimizing energy consumption.
Otis products have been selected for mass-transit locations around the
world, including Los Angeles International Airport in the U.S., Incheon
International Airport in South Korea, Schkeuditz Airport in Germany, and
metro systems in China, Germany, Singapore and Taiwan. The company also
services elevators and escalators at high-performing buildings worldwide,
such as the Shanghai World Financial Center.
"We are delighted to apply our expertise in supporting major
infrastructure projects to meet the needs of this impressive transportation
center," said Randy Wilcox, President, Otis North and South America Area.
"Otis has successfully partnered with the World Trade Center in the past and
we look forward to providing the products and services needed to efficiently
move millions of hub passengers each year."
Otis Elevator Company is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer
of people-moving products including elevators, escalators and moving
walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000
people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and
territories and maintains 1.7 million elevators and escalators worldwide.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, is a diversified
company providing high technology products and services to the building and
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