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September 15, 2009 | By Paul Nussbaum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
SEPTA is considering an appeal of an order requiring two subway-access elevators near City Hall, the transit agency's chief lawyer said yesterday. The city's transportation chief, though, said she would prefer that SEPTA not contest the ruling but find a way to meet the needs of the handicapped riders who sued for better access. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Gene E.K. Pratter ruled in favor of disabled passengers who sued to compel SEPTA to build the elevators. She gave SEPTA until Oct. 30 to prepare a schedule for complying with the order.
NEWS
September 13, 1987 | By Chuck McDevitt, Special to The Inquirer
A proposal to install an elevator in the Sharon Hill Borough firehouse has been rejected by the borough council because estimates were far above the $45,000 set aside for the project. At a council meeting Thursday night, council member Ralph S. Brower Jr. said that the borough's engineer H. Gilroy Damon estimated that the project would cost $78,500 - $33,500 more than originally allocated from a state grant that was intended for building improvements. The council rejected the proposal by a 6-0 vote with council member Dominic Corvaia absent.
NEWS
December 21, 1986 | By Kathy Boccella, Special to The Inquirer
The Upper Merion school board awarded new contracts this week for the installation of an elevator at the high school and the restoration of the school district's boathouse. The elevator project was awarded to Walter Brucker of New Britain for $106,962. Plans call for the elevator to be installed between the first and second floors of the high school, with work scheduled to begin this year. Building materials for the boathouse will be purchased from March and Kneas Lumber of Norristown.
NEWS
August 3, 2012 | By Morgan Zalot, Daily News Staff
Police are looking for a man who they say violently assaulted and robbed an 86-year-old SEPTA passenger in an elevator at the Church Street stop on the Market-Frankford Line last month. The attack was captured on video by a surveillance camera. Around 9 p.m. July 2, according to police, the victim got onto an elevator on the westbound platform at Church Street in Frankford and was followed on by a man who pushed him into the corner of the lift, grabbed him by the throat and went through his pockets, stealing his wallet and $500 cash.
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February 15, 1992 | By Lea Sitton, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Inquirer staff writer David Zucchino contributed to this article
Five workers were injured - one critically - when the freight elevator they were on plummeted four stories to the basement of a Center City office building last night, authorities said. The four men and one woman were rushed to area hospitals after the incident, which occurred about 6:30 p.m. at 2301 Chestnut St., in a building housing the engineering and architectural firm of Kling-Lindquist Partnership Inc., Fire Department officials said. One of the injured, Vernon Holman, 21, of West Philadelphia, said the workers had just loaded trash from the fourth floor onto the elevator and were heading down to the basement.
NEWS
May 15, 1989 | By Ingrid Devita, New York Daily News
Debby Metz spent the worst Mother's Day of her life - trapped for 21 hours in a stuck elevator in a deserted midtown office building. Metz, 39, was finally rescued yesterday afternoon, when her son and her sister, after a sleepless night, found an extra set of her keys to the building and came looking for her. Her ordeal began when she went for a pre-Mother's Day dinner Saturday night with her twin sister, Gerry, at a Japanese restaurant on...
NEWS
May 19, 2002 | By Amy S. Rosenberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lucy the Elephant needs an elevator. That's what federal regulations say would be needed to keep Lucy in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Her architects, who just completed a costly and lengthy makeover of the famous beachfront pachyderm landmark, say an elevator up into Lucy's belly would, to put it delicately, ruin her historic integrity. (Translation: An elephant with an elevator is ridiculous, even if the elephant used to be a hotel and has winding stairs inside her rear legs.
NEWS
March 5, 1987 | By JIM NICHOLSON, Daily News Staff Writer
Guido "Frank" Corvaglia, a City Hall elevator operator for 30 years who took his job so seriously he wouldn't even sit on the stool he was issued, died Monday. He was 70 and lived in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia. Corvaglia went to work for the city in 1946 after being discharged from the Army Air Corps. He had served in the Asiatic-Pacific theater during World War II. "He always thought of taking up something else, but he never got around to it," said his wife, the former Nora DeBlasis.
NEWS
September 18, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Devil , the superior, super-creepy supernatural thriller from producer M. Night Shyamalan, opens with a gorgeous aerial shot of the Philly skyline. Gorgeous, but also superbly unsettling: The city is upside down. Skyscrapers, churches, apartment blocks - William Penn's statue atop City Hall - jut out and down above us as the camera sweeps across the city to the intense swells of Fernando Velázquez's score. "The time," to quote the poet, "is out of joint. " And the devil walks among us. That's the scrumptious premise behind Devil , a tight, imaginative little flick about three men and two women stuck in a Center City elevator who are murdered - one by one - in inventive, gruesome ways.
NEWS
March 22, 1996 | By Steve Goldstein, INQUIRER WASHINGTON BUREAU
Call it a bad elevator day. Rep. Thomas M. Foglietta was on the job yesterday but looking a bit like Frank Bruno, post-Mike Tyson, after the Philadelphia congressman got his head caught in a Capitol elevator. Foglietta sported a samurai-style white bandage over two stitches that closed a nasty gash over his left eyebrow. The mishap occurred late Wednesday afternoon as the 67-year-old Democrat from South Philadelphia rushed to the House floor to vote on an amendment to the immigration bill.
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