Ford to Put a Mustang on the Empire State Building -- and It's Using the Elevators

Ford Celebrates Car's 50th Anniversary

Published On
Mar 25, 2014

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Ford celebrates the Mustang's 50th anniversary the same way it introduced the Mustang convertible -- by putting the vehicle on top of the Empire State Building during the New York Auto Show. As our sister publication Autoweek reported, it's actually really hard to get a car up 1,454 feet, because cranes only go up 50 stories and the decks are too narrow for helicopters.

So, just like it did 50 years ago, Ford will chop up the car into three pieces and send it up the elevator.

"Like all good craftsmen, our team is measuring twice and cutting once to make sure we can get this Mustang up in the elevators," said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer in a statement.

"Like the team that did this in 1965, the current crew visited the Empire State Building before starting and took careful measurements of its new elevators and doors before cutting up the car," he added.