The Carlyle Residences
Location: Westwood, CA
Completion Date: 2008
Basic Equipment List: Building Maintenance Unit
The Carlyle Residences Westwood, Built in 2008 by the developers of the Plaza Hotel in New York and completed in 2008, is a 24 story tower at the west end of the Wilshire Corridor.
Sky Rider became involved in the project from the earliest design stages. Due to the layout of the roof and need for a helipad which effectively split the roof in half, two BMU’s were originally called for. As a cost savings measure, Sky Rider’s design team, working closely with the consultant and general contractor (C.S.Caulkins Co. and Swinerton Builders) were able to provide a single BMU system that would travel under the helipad to access both sides of the roof.
The drawing above shows the BMU path of travel around the track and below the helipad. The telescoping boom and rotating jib provides sufficient flexibility to allow access to the entire façade. A knuckle boom was added to the end of the main boom to allow enough clearance for the BMU to travel under the helipad.