EMR is “on board” with the new glass elevator install at DFW Airport

EMR Elevator, Inc. is in the final stage of installing two glass elevators at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Terminal D construction project. This will be the new duty-free shopping center scheduled to be open this summer 2017.

The international airport is getting on board with attracting worldwide flyers who are accustomed to seeing a wide variety of perks in places like Dubai, London and Shanghai. EMR is excited to be involved in this cutting-edge project that will serve millions of passengers from around the world!

The Terminal Development Program first announced the plans in August 2015 and is now putting the finishing touches on the biggest pieces of the 20,000-square-foot shopping mall. Sean Donohue, CEO of DFW Airport said; “The new duty-free experience at DFW will transform Terminal D and bring our customers an unparalleled level of luxury and service.”

The structure upgrade gives the world-class experiences and amenities travelers seek. EMR is installing the two, hydraulic glass passenger elevators on each side of the shopping center. The elevators are designed to allow expedient transportation to each level while providing a unique experience for passengers.

The units were manufactured by MEI Total Elevator Solutions, who individually engineered the elevators specifically for the airport project. The control operating panels are customized in the middle the wall instead of the typical front return. The cabs and hoist-way walls are transparent in order to provide the visual experience shoppers seek while keeping the exciting views of the aircraft landings.

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Check back to see more updates with this project.

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FUN FACT: Did you know that glass elevators aren’t really made of glass? In fact, they are panels made of acrylic. The term glass is used for quick recognition of the type of elevator.

FUN FACT: Did you know that acrylic is the material used in airplanes and dragster windshields? It is 20 times stronger than glass in impact resistance and is a fraction of the weight. Acrylic has been used since 1928 and used extensively in World War II as shatter resistant alternatives to glass for B-17 bomber nose cones and cockpits.

FUN FACT: What does duty-free shopping mean? Duty-free shops (or stores) are retails that are exempt from the payment of certain local or national taxes and duty, on the requirement that the goods sold will be sold to travelers who will take them out of the country

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