Whiteface Mountain elevator slated for renovation

July 05, 2016 05:21 AM

WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - An 80-year-old elevator inside a mountain is getting a multi-million-dollar makeover.
Olympic Regional Development Authority CEO Ted Blazer says Gov. Andrew Cuomo has agreed for the state to provide $3 million to renovate the Whiteface Mountain elevator.
The elevator rises 27 stories to the granite castle on the summit from a parking lot at the upper end of the Whiteface Veterans Memorial Highway. The state Department of Transportation allocated $11 million to rehabilitate the scenic road in 2013.
At 4,867-feet-high, Whiteface is New York's fifth highest peak.

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