(5-29-2015) Approximately three days before I visited, the right elevator was working. These elevators are very unreliable, which is strange for vintage Otis traction. My guess is that they are not properly maintained. I now wish that I had gone up to 2 to look at the broken elevator. By the "preventative maintenance" sign I am wondering if modernization of these elevators has started. It has been said that the owner of this building was going to modernize these elevators in 2015-2015, but might not because the building is for sale. Perhaps the inconsistent operation of these elevators has proven a greater financial burden than modernization.
For those interested, here is some information I have heard about this building. It is currently for sale (not just rthe building but the hospital) as the current owner is suffering financial trouble. This building is also not structurally sound and may need to undergo major reinforcing to meet California seismic codes. Depending on the cost of retrofitting the building, it may be demolished and rebuilt. No matter what happens to the building, it is likely that these elevators will be modernized or demolished within a couple of years.
Specifications: Location - 2105 Forest Ave, San Jose, CA 95128 Brand - Otis Fixtures - Lexan Type - Traction Floors Served - 6 Capacity - 4,500 Pounds Installed - Circa 1981
Video Taken With - Nikon COOLPIX S9700
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These are elevators 1, 2, and 3 at O'Connor Hospital in San Jose, CA. Note that looking at these...