Hennepin County Elevator & Escalator Replacement

Project Description

Shaw-Lundquist completed a $19 million, multi-phased modernization of HCGC’s vertical circulation systems, including 20 elevators and 6 escalators. The HCGC elevators were original installed in the early 1970s and have been previously modernized. This project completely replaces the DC motors with AC regenerative drives. The twenty elevators, two of which are service elevators, are being replaced in phases. The building is fully occupied on a 24/7 basis with a range of prescribed security levels across all 24 floors, including law enforcement, courts, records, and holding areas. Elevator hoist ways were carefully been surveyed in advance for modifications and construction assemblies. Machine rooms are updated to meet current code including mechanical equipment and separation of emergency back-up power at the electrical panels.


  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Construction Value: $19M
  • 20 Elevators & 6 Escalators
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