FARMINGTON, Conn., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. (NYSE: UTX).
"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 mid-2014.
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 aerospace industries.
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