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Wheelchair Lift Installations



Genesis Vertical Platform Lift

Longmont Dental Building
Longmont, Colorado

The Project

The owner contacted Freedom Lifts searching for a cost effective, yet unobtrusive accessibility solution. We worked closely with the owner, providing him with all of his options. Ultimately, the Xpress II and the Artira were ruled out due to space limitations, and a Genesis Enclosure with optional clear plexiglass panels was chosen.

There was plenty of room in the core of the stairway. In fact, because the lift was 3 stops (with doors on both sides of the lift), the space was too large. That's were we were able to have Garaventa design and construct a custom bridge to span the 24" from the mid landing to the lift. The bridge was constructed with handrails to match the lift, for a clean consistent look.
 

The Installation



Lift with Bridge
The lift from the main landing. Note the bridge and bridge railing, designed to blend in with the lift.


View from Atrium
The atrium view from the upper landing. Note the minimal visual impact of the lift with the short enclosure and clear plexiglass panels.


Lower Landing View
The lower landing of the lift. With the plexiglass panels minimizing the visual impact, much of the open feeling of the space was preserved.


View from the Left Side of The Lobby
A view of the lift from the lobby (left side).


View from the Main Entrance to the building
A view of the lift from the main entrance to the building.


Custom Tie Back Attachment
The innovative solution for the tie-back of the lift. Due to a concrete pony-wall at the lower landing, the lift could not be pushed back all the way to the side of the stairs. So, with the engineering of Garaventa, the lift was tied structurally to the building through the bridge, the upper landing sill plate, and these custom tie-back points which tie directly to the steel stringer of the stairs.