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Warsaw. A modern elevator next to a historic tenement house in Śródmieście

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The panoramic structure was erected outside the building at 5 Kredytowa Street. It is completely glazed, illuminated and has security monitoring. Residents of the tenement house can now use a modern elevator that has just been put into operation – said the Śródmieście District Office.

The construction of an elevator in the tenement house at 5 Kredytowa Street was carried out as part of the city program for the construction of elevators in multi-story buildings belonging to the city. This program is intended to solve the problem of housing availability for people with limited mobility, including the elderly, people with mobility disabilities and families with children.

Stairs are a barrier for residents

– This investment is intended to integrate residents for whom stairs are a barrier. Thanks to the installation of the elevator, elderly, dysfunctional, disabled people and families with children will have easier everyday functioning – says Aleksandra Gajewska, KO MP, quoted in the release.

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– Once again, we are meeting the expectations of the residents of Śródmieście and making their lives easier – assures the mayor of the district, Aleksander Ferens. – I often talk to residents and I know how important the accessibility of premises located on the top floors is. Fighting the exclusion of the elderly, disabled people and parents with strollers is an absolute priority for us, he adds.

“Modernity meets history”

The new elevator at the building at Kredytowa 5 is equipped with a transparent cabin made of safety glass and stainless steel doors. Additionally, the cabin has a modern control panel with illuminated buttons and safety monitoring, allowing for safe use of the device. The entire structure fits perfectly into the entire image of the tenement house built at the beginning of the last century.

– Śródmieście is a unique district. Here, modernity is combined with historic and very valuable buildings – reminds Marcin Rolnik, chairman of the Śródmieście District Council. – Our task is to ensure that investments are carried out in such a way that they do not violate the historic urban space – he adds.

“The construction of the elevator in the building at ul. Kredytowa 5 cost PLN 1,113,029.19 and was carried out by the downtown Real Estate Management Company,” the district office enumerates. Earlier, as part of the program for the construction of elevators in multi-story buildings in Śródmieście, an internal elevator was installed in the building at 5c Szwoleżerów Street (the elevator serves buildings 5c and 5b, which are connected by a corridor).

Additionally, in 2023, as part of the district’s current expenses, two elevators were replaced in the building at 45 Sienna Street and in the high school at 48 Solec Street. In total, the investments cost nearly PLN 900,000 and were also carried out by the downtown ZGN.

Main photo source: Śródmieście District Office

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