The Duval County Emergency Operations Center is best known to Jacksonville locals from briefings during and after tropical storms.
The facility, in a former Federal Reserve building, has a retro feel — and outdated elevators that need nearly three-quarters of a million dollars to refurbish, per internal emails obtained by FloridaPolitics.com.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Corporation offered a quote for this “elevator modernization,” which includes everything a modern elevator system could want: new controllers, machines, governors, car side and hoistway side door equipment, and so on.
For this “total rebuild,” per the city’s chief of public buildings, the total cost of the two passenger lifts and one freight elevator comes out to $632,453 — exclusive of flooring, wall panels and lights.
If the city should want these amenities, the cost inches up: a rough estimate of $737,000 and change.
As an added bonus, ThyssenKrupp offers help with the city’s permitting and inspection process.