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Katonah Residence – Pneumatic Vacuum Elevator

This pneumatic vacuum elevator (PVE) was installed at our Katonah project and connects the basement/garage level of the house with the main living area. Basically, the PVE uses air to transport the elevator cab, no moving parts, eco-friendly, translucent, quiet and can lift up to 600 lbs. The clear pine stained 2 x 4 screen protects the floor opening and mimics an existing screen at the living room. The glass block window behind allows light to filter through the elevator and down into the basement.

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