Last Thursday I went out to one of our jobsites in the City and stuck around to look at 3 different buildings we are going to be doing control replacement at. Each building is unique in why they are doing their modernization and what they are. From 3:00pm to 7:00pm I visited 4 buildings in Chicago and Loyola won. As a Vincentian I begrudgingly acknowledge the Jesuits success.
The first building I visited is in the Lakeview neighborhood, nothing terribly remarkable other than replacing a 1966 Otis Elevator hydraulic equipment with all new.
The 2nd building I visited was in the Lincoln Park neighborhood where the Montgomery elevator has been shut down for a significant period of time. I first was at the building over a year ago to take a look. They had their landing system ripped off the wall somehow. It also so happens they are about 5 years late in replacing their hydraulic cylinder to comply with the City of Chicago double bulk head mandate. In the 2nd picture I can hear Urkel say "Did I do that".
The 3rd building I visited was in the Gold Coast neighborhood where the elevator got clipped for the new FEO phase II mandate. It has a Vertitron controller that does not have the capabilities of putting the correct protocol for FEO compliance as mandated by the City of Chicago. This building is just getting a new controller and fixtures.
The final building, I went to is in River North which has a Elevator systems controller put in by an independent in the 1980’s that fails the FEO mandate. They will be getting all new equipment less their cylinder. This one only has around 100 relays.
Nothing significant on this week’s post other than documenting running the gauntlet and seeing the variety of elevator control systems. In a few months all 4 buildings will have brand new equipment that is a bit more user friendly.
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