by Brianna Crandall — March 30, 2018 — Otis, manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators and moving walkways used worldwide, just announced it has joined the “all-star team” that is building the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Golden State Warriors’ new sports and entertainment complex in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood.
Otis will provide 62 units for the Warriors’ sports and entertainment venue, anchored by Chase Center and two office buildings. Otis will provide 38 elevators, 19 energy-efficient, environmentally responsible NCE escalators, and five specialty units for the state-of-the-art facility in San Francisco.
The majority of the elevators to be installed for the revitalization project will be Otis’ Gen2 elevators, the revolutionary elevator system that the company says redefined the industry by replacing conventional ropes with flat belts, leading to a more comfortable ride, greater reliability, more efficient operation and increased energy efficiency compared to conventional roped elevators.
The complex will also include a few Hydrofit units, Otis’ hydraulic elevator system that provides architects and builders with greater design freedom and facilities managers more space to use since it can eliminate the need for a machine room. Five wheelchair lifts, a dumbwaiter and a few custom units will also be installed.
Jim Cramer, vice president, Western Region, Otis North America, remarked:
We are honored that Otis equipment will be part of this exciting and transformative project in the city of San Francisco. We are proud to offer our innovative technology to meet the demands of this development project, and we are committed to creating a seamless passenger experience for everyone who visits Chase Center.
Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts commented:
We’ve put together an all-star team for the design, construction and operation of this spectacular destination in Mission Bay. Otis will play a vital role on this team.
In January of 2017, the Warriors announced that the new state-of-the-art sports and entertainment complex will be named “Chase Center,” as part of a 20-year naming rights partnership with Chase.
Set to open for the start of the 2019-20 NBA season, the 18,000-seat Chase Center will anchor 11 acres of restaurants, cafés, offices, public plazas and other amenities the neighborhood currently lacks, along with a new five-and-a half-acre public waterfront park. Chase Center will be located on a major Muni Metro rail line with easy links to BART and other transit options. When complete, it will reportedly be the only privately financed facility of its kind built on private property in the modern era.
Chase Center is currently being built by Joint Venture partners Clark Construction Group and Mortenson Construction, combining an expertise in sports and entertainment construction with a history of successful projects in San Francisco. Throughout construction, Mortenson | Clark plans to work closely with the city, OCII, and the community to keep local workers and businesses at the forefront of the project.
The sports and entertainment venue is being built on a vacant lot that has been slated for development since 1998. The team purchased the property at Third and 16th Street in 2014 and spent two years participating in an extensive public planning process. When it opens in 2019, Chase Center is expected to host approximately 200 events each year.
For more information about the Otis people-moving products, visit the company’s Web site.