Saturday, November 13, 2010

Salem City Hall Elevator Dedication

Senator Berry with Mayor Driscoll

Salem City Hall finally has an elevator!  We saw the elevator under construction when the Commission attended Mayor Driscoll’s proclamation of the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this past summer.

Here is the ceremony:

And here is a walkthrough of the new elevator. Notice that there are two elevator doors, as you sometimes see in hospitals; one door covers the ground floor from the sidewalk while the other is at the level of the existing ground floor at City Hall.

This is "The Whirlybird", the old chairlift on the front staircase into the Council Chambers:

The Whirlybird at Salem City Hall

Beth Rennard, our city solicitor, used this lift every day.

She won’t miss it.