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One Vanderbilt is a 66-floor, 1,401-foot (427 m) skyscraper in New York, NY. The building is mostly used for offices, with a restaurant called Le Pavillon on the second floor and an observation deck called Summit on its top floors. It features a transit hall leading to Grand Central–42nd Street subway station, as well as the Long Island Rail Road section of Grand Central Terminal (under construction as of 2021).

Building Information[]

  • Building name: One Vanderbilt
  • Type of building: Office, retail
  • Address: 1 Vanderbilt Avenue, New York, NY
  • Country: United States
  • Construction ended: 2020
  • Nearby buildings:
  • Usage by floors:
    • Floors 94-100: Mechanical
    • Floor 93: Outdoor observation deck, observation deck lounge, kitchen, gift shop
    • Floor 92: Observation deck departure area, indoor observation deck upper level
    • Floor 91: Observation deck arrival area, indoor observation deck lower level
    • Floors 72-73: Mechanical, office, roof terraces
    • Floor 68: Office
    • Floor 67: Office, conference room, roof terrace
    • Floors 60-66: Office
    • Floors 56 and 56 mezzanine: Mechanical
    • Floor 55: Office
    • Floor 54: Serviced offices
    • Floors 44-53: Office
    • Floors 39 and 39 mezzanine: Mechanical
    • Floors 31-38: Office
    • Floor 30: Mechanical, office
    • Floor 29: Office, multipurpose room
    • Floors 21-28: Office
    • Floor 20: Office, multipurpose room, storage, roof terrace
    • Floors 17 and 17 mezzanine: Mechanical
    • Floors 10-16: Office
    • Floors 4-5: Mechanical
    • Floor 3: Mechanical, cafeteria, kitchen, auditorium, conference room, tenant lounge, roof terrace
    • Floor 2 mezzanine: Restaurant offices
    • Floor 2: Retail, restaurant, kitchen
    • Floor 1: Retail, office lobby, restaurant lobby, 42nd Street transit hall, 43rd Street transit hall
    • Floor -1: Mechanical, observation deck entrance, ticket office and gift shop, bicycle storage, Grand Central Terminal Metro-North section entrance
    • Floor -2: Mechanical, subway station entrance
    • Floor -3: Mechanical, back-of-house areas, loading dock
    • Floor -4: Mechanical, Grand Central Terminal LIRR section entrance
  • Floor numbers 6-9, 13, 18, 19, 40-43, 57-59, 69-71 and 74-90 are not used in this building.

Elevator Information[]

Office Podium Floors Elevators (No. E1-E6)[]

There are six passenger elevators serving the office lobby, floor 3 tenant amenities, and offices on floors 10 through 16. Floors 12 to 16 are served via the rear door, while the front door is used on all other floors. All elevators in this bank are integrated with PORT destination dispatch system.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening (front) / single-speed center opening (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 3, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16

Office Lower Executive Floors Elevators (No. A1-A6)[]

There are six passenger elevators serving the office lobby, floor 3 tenant amenities, and offices on floors 20 through 28. They also have landings on floors 10, 12 and 14 as well. All elevators in this bank are integrated with PORT destination dispatch system.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 1,000 FPM (5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 3, 10, 12, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28

Office Upper Executive Floors Elevators (No. B1-B6)[]

There are six passenger elevators serving the office lobby, floor 3 tenant amenities, and offices on floors 29 through 38. All elevators in this bank are integrated with PORT destination dispatch system.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 1,200 FPM (6 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 3, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38

Office Tower Floors and Serviced Offices Elevators (No. D1-D7)[]

There are seven passenger elevators serving the office lobby, floor 3 tenant amenities, and offices on floors 44 through 55, including the serviced offices on floor 54. All elevators in this bank are integrated with PORT destination dispatch system.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 1,200 FPM (6 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 3, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55

Office Penthouse and Sky Floors Elevators (No. C1-C4)[]

There are four passenger elevators serving the office lobby, floor 3 tenant amenities, and offices on floors 60 through 73. Three of them have additional landings on floors 44 through 47, while the other one has an extra stop on floor -1. These elevators are integrated with PORT destination dispatch system along with elevators C5, C6 and C7.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 1,800 FPM (9 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 3, 44, 45, 46, 47, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 72, 73 (C1, C2 and C3); -1, 1, 3, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 72, 73 (C4)

Office Penthouse and Sky Floors/Observation Deck Shuttle Elevator (No. C5)[]

There is one double deck passenger elevator that normally functions as an elevator for office floors 60 through 73 along with elevators C1 to C4 using its upper deck only, and can double as an observation deck shuttle elevator during events by utilizing its lower deck. This elevator is integrated with PORT destination dispatch system along with elevators C1 to C4, C6, and C7.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21 (lower deck) / 21 (upper deck)
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg) (lower deck) / 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg) (upper deck)
  • Speed: 1,800 FPM (9 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 3, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 72, 73 (upper deck only, normal operation); [-1,1], [-,3], [-,60], [-,61], [-,62], [-,63], [-,64], [-,65], [-,66], [-,67], [-,68], [-,72], [-,73], [91,-], [92,-] (shuttle operation)

Observation Deck Shuttle Elevators (No. C6-C7)[]

There are two passenger elevators that provide direct access to the observation deck levels. During regular operation, they automatically run between floors -1, 91 and 92. These elevators are integrated with PORT destination dispatch system along with elevators C1 to C5.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 1,800 FPM (9 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: -1, 1, 91, 92, 93

Service Elevators (No. SA1-SA3)[]

There are three service elevators that provide access to the loading dock, observation deck entrance, office lobby, all office floors, and intermediate mechanical levels. Two of them also serve the observation deck. All elevators in this bank are integrated with PORT destination dispatch system.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 7000
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21 (SA1); 36 (SA2 and SA3)
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg) (SA1); 6,000 lbs (2,700 kg) (SA2 and SA3)
  • Speed: 1,200 FPM (6 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: -3, -1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68 (SA1); -3, -1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 72, 73, 91, 92, 93 (SA2 and SA3)

Bicycle Elevator (No. SB1)[]

There is one elevator that provides access to the bicycle storage on floor -1 from the street.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation (with Mongrain Vertical Transport parts)
  • Model name: LUPA 260
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 98 FPM (0.49 m/s) (up) / 100 FPM (0.5 m/s) (down)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: -1, 1

Truck Elevators (No. TL1-TL2)[]

There are two truck elevators that connect the street level with the loading dock on floor -3.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation (with Mongrain Vertical Transport parts)
  • Model name: LTPA 800
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: Not applicable
    • Maximum load: 60,000 lbs (27,000 kg)
  • Speed: 27 FPM (0.14 m/s) (up) / 30 FPM (0.15 m/s) (down)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Vertical bi-parting (front) / vertical bi-parting (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: -3, 1

West Office Entrance ADA Elevator (No. M1)[]

There is one passenger elevator at the office entrance facing Madison Avenue that serves the street and the office lobby proper, which is a few steps above the foyer for compliance with accessibility codes. The side door opens on the street level (1), while the front door is used on the lobby level (1UL).

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation (with Mongrain Vertical Transport parts)
  • Model name: LUPA 200
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 79 FPM (0.4 m/s) (up) / 75 FPM (0.38 m/s) (down)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic (front) / two-speed telescopic (left)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 1UL

Restaurant Elevator (No. R1)[]

There is one passenger elevator that serves the restaurant lobby and the restaurant on floor 2.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation (with Mongrain Vertical Transport parts)
  • Model name: LTPA 490
  • Year of commission: 2021
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 148 FPM (0.74 m/s) (up) / 150 FPM (0.75 m/s) (down)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 1, 2

43rd Street Transit Hall Elevator (No. TA1)[]

There is one passenger elevator inside the 43rd Street transit hall that provides access to the Metro-North concourse, subway entrance, and the LIRR terminal entrance. The front door is used on floor -3, while the rear door serves floor -4 and side openings occur on all other floors.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation (with Mongrain Vertical Transport parts)
  • Model name: LUPA 620
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg)
  • Speed: 95 FPM (0.48 m/s) (up) / 100 FPM (0.5 m/s) (down)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: Front door, left door, rear door
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Three-speed telescopic (front) / two-speed telescopic (left) / two-speed telescopic (rear)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: -4, -3, -2, -1, 1

Subway Station Entrance Elevator (No. TB1)[]

There is one passenger elevator that connects the subway station entance with the Metro-North concourse.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation (with Mongrain Vertical Transport parts)
  • Model name: LUPA 540
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 24
    • Maximum load: 4,000 lbs (1,800 kg)
  • Speed: 100 FPM (0.5 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: Front door
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: -2, -1

42nd Street Transit Hall Elevator (No. TC1)[]

There is one passenger elevator inside the 42nd Street transit hall that provides access to the Metro-North concourse.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation (with Mongrain Vertical Transport parts)
  • Model name: LUPA 260
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 19
    • Maximum load: 3,250 lbs (1,430 kg)
  • Speed: 102 FPM (0.51 m/s) (up) / 100 FPM (0.5 m/s) (down)
  • Drive type: AC direct-acting hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: Front door, left door
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic (front) / two-speed telescopic (left)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: -1, 1

Observation Deck Thrill Elevators (No. V1-V2)[]

There are two rack-and-pinion glass elevators that carry passengers from the top 93rd floor of the observation deck up to a viewing point 119 feet (36 m) above floor 93. Upon arrival at the viewing point, they stop for a few minutes without opening the doors before descending back to the 93rd floor. Each elevator has two sets of doors, with one for entry and the other for exit.

  • Manufacturer: Liberty Elevator (with Cimolai Technology parts)
  • Model name: SPE080
  • Year of commission: 2021
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 60
    • Maximum load: 10,000 lbs (4,500 kg)
  • Speed: 83 FPM (0.42 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD rack-and-pinion
  • Scenic windows: Rear wall, left wall, right wall, floor
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Three-speed telescopic (left) / three-speed telescopic (right)
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: LCD screen
  • Serviced floors: 93, 99 (no exit)

Observation Deck Internal Elevator (No. SH1)[]

There is one passenger elevator that connects the three levels of the observation deck.

  • Manufacturer: Schindler Elevator Corporation
  • Model name: Schindler 5500 MR
  • Year of commission: 2020
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 21
    • Maximum load: 3,500 lbs (1,600 kg)
  • Speed: 350 FPM (1.75 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC VFD gearless traction
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Single-speed center opening
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Digital 16-segment display
  • Serviced floors: 91, 92, 93

Retail Store A Internal Elevator[]

There is one limited use limited application (LULA) elevator inside Retail Store A at the base of the building (occupied by One Medical as of 2021).

  • Manufacturer: Savaria
  • Model name: Orion
  • Year of commission: 2021
  • Capacity:
    • Number of persons allowed: 8
    • Maximum load: 1,400 lbs (630 kg)
  • Speed: 30 FPM (0.15 m/s)
  • Drive type: AC roped hydraulic
  • Scenic windows: None
  • Status: In service
  • Door type: Two-speed telescopic
  • Exterior door system: Automatic
  • Interior door system: Automatic
  • Door detector system: Unknown
  • Car floor indicator type: Unknown
  • Serviced floors: 1, 2
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