CUSTOM MEZZANINE LIFT
Art-In-Motion Racing Museum
Vintage Race Car Museum and Race Team Headquarters
St. Augustine, FL
Custom Mezzanine Lift
Team SLR (Scott Lagasse Jr.)
Anthony R. Harwell, Architect, AD Davis Construction
Art in Motion /
Team SLR Motorsports
When father-son motorsports team of Scott Lagasse Sr. and Scott Lagasse Jr, decided they wanted to renovate a 1978 building in North St. Augustine to house their racing operations and a vintage race car museum, they were challenged with getting enough space for dozens of vehicles, a public museum, and their racing operations on a tight building site. The design and construction team looked to Harding Steel to develop an innovative lift system that would safely and economically transport valuable racing and collector vehicles from the ground floor to their second level storage space. The lift had to not only work reliably, but blend in with the décor of a vintage building design and eliminate the need for a costly elevator shaft.
The solution was a custom Mezzanine Lift that raises and lowers vehicles over 16’ from floor-to-floor using a single vehicle platform suspended from a spooling cable system. The lift also provides a dramatic visual event, as cars can be lowered from the upper area, appearing to “float” in midair. The Harding Steel lift design blends function, economy, and aesthetics into a simple, yet vital element for the building.