February 23, 1995 |
An upgraded air-conditioning system and a glass-paneled elevator to replace the center court spiraling ramp are the latest improvements being made or planned at Oxford Valley Mall. They are part of multifaceted renovations as the 23-year-old Middletown Township facility prepares to meet competition from its future neighbors, which will include the Court at Oxford Valley, a 700,000-square-foot center of mega-stores, and several smaller centers. The giant crane looming over the mall last week was dismantling the old cooling tower on the roof and installing a new one, said Bob Hart, Oxford Valley's general manager.
April 13, 2000 |
SEPTA General Manager Jack Leary now knows what it's like to be at the mercy of his agency's perilous machinery. One of the Market-Frankford line's infamous elevators, at the York-Dauphin station in Kensington, snared SEPTA's top guy and a chief aide Monday morning. For 30 minutes, Leary and SEPTA assistant general manager Fran Egan chatted about how riders must feel when confronted with elevators that don't work. "We certainly appreciated the irony of it," Egan said yesterday.
August 31, 1989 |
The Tredyffrin Zoning Hearing Board has unanimously approved a special exception for the Cathcart Health Center that would allow construction of an elevator at the facility on Valley Forge Road in Devon. Cathcart is a private health care center for 63 adults ages 65 years and older. At a Zoning Hearing Board meeting last Thursday, Dana Aberle, head administrator of Cathcart, said the two-story elevator would be built in the east wing of the health center. "The addition will not change the drainage or the roof line of the building," Aberle said.
September 21, 1988 |
The Delaware River Port Authority agreed yesterday to the construction of elevators in two PATCO High-Speed Line terminals, apparently curtailing a dispute between the authority and New Jersey officials over the rights of handicapped riders to trouble-free access to public transportation. Anthony M. Villane Jr., acting commissioner of the state Department of Community Affairs, said the authority agreed to the installation of elevators in the not-yet-opened Camden Transportation Center and in the Woodcrest Station about five miles away.
February 25, 1990 |
Willingboro's Board of Education failed to muster enough support last week to approve payment for a partially constructed elevator in John F. Kennedy Junior High School. The board's refusal to pay the bill for the elevator, which would allow a handicapped seventh grader to get to the building's upper two levels, came only a week after the New Jersey Department of Education warned Willingboro that it was violating federal regulations by not providing the student with equal access to educational programs in the district.
March 9, 1990 |
A security guard at the Philadelphia National Bank Building in Center City was killed yesterday in a freak accident in one of the building's elevator shafts, police said. Thomas F. Himmelreich, 64, a retired Philadelphia firefighter, died instantly when he was crushed between the elevator car and shaft wall at 1345 Chestnut St., just below street level of the 24-story high-rise, police said. Police and firefighters rushed to the scene about 1:35 p.m. after receiving a report of a man trapped in the shaft.
July 12, 1987 |
Sharon Hill Borough engineers got the go-ahead last week to draw up plans for an elevator that would make the second floor of the firehouse more accessible for a senior citizens' group. The council voted, 6-1, Thursday night to allow engineers H. Gilroy Damon Associates Inc. to prepare specifications for the plan. Council member Dominic F. Corvaia voted against it. "I think it's a waste of money," Corvaia said after the meeting. "We have better uses for that money. " Corvaia said he would rather see the money spent on a new word processor and computer system.
August 16, 1987 |
Sharon Hill officials have told residents that they do not intend to spend local tax money to put an elevator in the borough's fire hall. Plans for the elevator, aimed at providing handicapped and elderly people access to meetings and community functions, are being drawn up by the borough's engineer, Gilroy Damon. At Thursday's regular meeting, Borough Council President Charles J. Hollenden said that if the price tag for the elevator was greater than the amount of state grants the borough had received, alternate accommodations for the handicapped would be considered.
September 7, 1988 |
At the King Plaza project one day last week, residents of the high-rise struggled, one after the other, with an elevator door that would not open all the way. The other elevator was not working at all. A Philadephia Housing Authority maintenance man got no special consideration. He had to push and shove to get himself through the jammed doorway into the cramped cab. Meanwhile at Southwark Plaza, another PHA high-rise, a longtime resident warned that the problem-plagued elevators were "terrible.
February 11, 1997 |
Michael Shuler appears to be the kind of guy who would probably kill for a cigarette. Last Oct. 1, he almost did, said Assistant District Attorney Brian Grady. Shuler, 25, stabbed and wounded a probation officer and a security guard on an elevator in a building on Broad Street near Cherry after he was escorted from a fourth-floor probation office for smoking. Yesterday, Shuler, of Reese Street near Hunting Park Avenue, pleaded guilty to 16 charges, including two aggravated assaults, resisting arrest and weapons offenses.