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A true elevator man sees the symbolism and poetry in what he does. One such man is Michael Frangias, director of Operations for the New York/New Jersey division of Boston-based Eagle Elevator Co., Inc. When Frangias shared photos with ELEVATOR WORLD to illustrate a Company Spotlight on Eagle (EW, October 2019), several of the images told the story of a five-car modernization of an elevator system

serving a City of New York Department of Sanitation (DSNY) building in Queens. A particularly striking picture shows an old Armor Elevator Co. machine as it is flown over Queens’ Calvary Cemetery, which, with approximately

3 million burials, has the most interments in the U.S.[1] As he watched the machines on their way out, Frangias says, “It was almost like they were going to their final resting place.” New Hollister- Whitney geared machines replaced the ones by Armor, which was founded in NYC in 1935 and acquired by KONE (U.S. division) and Schindler (Canadian division) in the early 1980s.[2]

References
[1] en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calvary_Cemetery_(Queens,_ New_York)
[2] elevation.fandom.com/wiki/Armor
[3] www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-buried-at- calvary-cemetery/wavy-gravey

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