Pickard Chilton / Kendall Heaton Associates
The design of a modern Building Maintenance Unit (BMU) is the focal point of the Exterior Building (EBM) System for this tower. A 97' telescoping boom positions a suspended work platform on any point of the buildings facade to provide access for window cleaning and building maintenance. The BMU runs along a structural steel track system that is centrally locations along the building longitudinal axis. The luffing and slewing and elevating mast functions allow the BMU to be stored out of the line of sight.
When a bold idea turns into bold action, one ends up creating an architectural icon. Los Angeles is home to this one! Naturally, maintaining the architectural beauty is at the top of the list. So it begs that an equal amount of bold design is put into the access system for this landmark.