August 14, 2022

Tom of Travels With Tom visited the well-known Macy’s Division Retailer in Herald Sq. in New York Metropolis to trip one of many final working wood escalators on this planet.

Within the shadow of the majestic Empire State Constructing and positioned on the ninth flooring of the Iconic Macy’s division retailer in Manhatten (assume “Miracle on thirty fourth St.”) you may nonetheless trip one of many world’s final functioning wood escalators.

This escalator was constructed between 1920 and 1930 by the Otis Elevator Firm and nonetheless maintains its distinctive Artwork Deco design in spite of everything these years. The one different wood escalator in New York is also in Macy’s, but it surely was beneath restore throughout Tom’s go to.

Constructed through the Artwork Deco period, this people-moving conveyance has a particular Steampunk/Dieselpunk really feel together with a novel clacking sound in contrast to some other escalator you’ll ever use. Solely two exist and one is beneath restore so this century-old mechanical fossil might lastly be coming to the tip of its existence!


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