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Empire State Building Selects Otis for Major Modernization Project

NEW YORK and FARMINGTON, Conn. (June 16, 2011) – Otis Elevator Company, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and Empire State Building Company, LLC, owner of the Empire State Building, the world's most famous office building, today announced the awarding of a major contract to Otis to fully refurbish and modernize the building's 68 elevators. As part of this contract, Otis was also awarded a ten year maintenance contract. The elevator upgrade is the final component of the $550 million dollar Empire State ReBuilding renovation and modernization program. Completion of the elevator upgrade and ongoing maintenance by Otis will deliver improved speed, energy efficiency, and passenger experience.

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Innovative sustainability exhibit unveiled at
Empire State Building Visitor's Center

The installation aims to educate the millions of people who visit the building every year on the positive global impact of both energy efficient building and sustainable living practices.

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Visit the exhibit's mobile tour

ESB Team Presents at Urban Land Expo 2009

Representatives of the partners on the ESB sustainability project presented Green Retrofit: What is Making this the Wave of the Future?"

Discussion leaders included:

  • Caroline Fluhrer, Consultant, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • Robert C. Lieber, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development, City of New York
  • Anthony E. Malkin, President, Malkin Holdings
  • Ray Quartararo, International Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Paul H. Rode, Project Executive, Solutions, Johnson Controls, Inc.

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