Walkway over the Hudson - Elevator Design

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Project Overview: 
McLaren was retained to design a steel, braced-frame elevator tower; supported at the bottom by a caisson foundation and at the top by the existing railroad bridge that was repurposed for use as a recreational walkway. The elevator tower was constructed to make the Walkway over the Hudson (which stands over 200 feet above the river) accessible from the Hudson River shoreline. Before the addition of the elevator tower, visitors were required to access the walkway from east or west entrances and walk approximately one mile round trip to enjoy the views of the Hudson River. The elevator tower is 21 stories and utilizes weathering steel to match the existing bridge’s steel and to save future maintenance costs of painting. The elevator tower currently provides support for one (1) commercial grade rack and pinion exterior elevator, featuring large windows for views of the Hudson River while riding the elevator. The tower was designed for a second future elevator to be located on the opposite side of the tower, and for a future flight of steel framed stairs at the interior of the tower. The upper level is a concrete slab on metal decking with a removable center area of slab to accommodate the future stairs.
McLaren's Role: 
McLaren provided cost estimation services for the preliminary design and designed the steel elevator tower, concrete elevator pit and caisson foundations, the future flight of steel framed stairs and steel railings, and the upper level concrete slab and steel railings.
Service: 
Elevator Design Alternatives
Service: 
Steel Angles
Location: 
Poughkeepsie, New York
Client: 
Walkway Over the Hudson / Bergmann Associates
Project Type: 
Elevator Design
Role: 
Subconsultant
Contract Period: 
2009-2014
Construction Cost: 
$2,400,000 (Est)

Location
Poughkeepsie, New York

Client
Walkway Over the Hudson / Bergmann Associates

Our Role
Subconsultant
Project Type
Elevator Design

Contract Period
2009-2014

Construction Cost
$2,400,000 (Est)
Services
Elevator Design Alternatives
Steel Angles