With 4,300 currently active projects, VDA's consultations reach the spectrum of end uses. From subways and airports to symphony halls, from venerated landmarks and hospitals to embassies...
VDA has impacted transportation in virtually all building environments. The firm has designed mail handling systems and has consulted for special equipment applications like rack and pinion elevators, double deck hydraulic elevators, turntables, and vehicle lifts.
Complying with ADA regulations, VDA professionals design and oversee maintenance for systems that represent efficiency, aesthetics, and safety, and—whether projects run several months or span years—provide clients with the innovation and superior service they expect.
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The Rand Tower
The Rand Tower
Rand Tower is a 26-story skyscraper that was one of Minneapolis’ tallest structures when it was completed in 1929. It was designed by Holabird & Root for Rufus R. Rand, Jr., a WWI aviator who was from the family that owned the Minneapolis Gas Company, now part of CenterPoint Energy. Much of the building is covered in ornamentation of an aviation theme and it is one of the Midwest’s outstanding examples of Art Deco architecture and design.
VDA conducted an evaluation of the existing condition of the six (6) gearless elevators with recommendations for improvement, and is now providing services for modernization of four (4) of the elevators and decommissioning of two (2) of them.