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Escalators & Passenger Elevators

Escalators and passenger elevators are operable during normal business hours which are 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Building issued access card will allow usage of the passenger elevator outside of normal business hours. Tenants, couriers, and vendors must utilize the freight elevator when relocating heavy or bulky items requiring a handcart (i.e., mail and package carts, etc.).

Escalators & Low-Rise Elevators

Benson Tower has two (2) escalators that lead from the Ground Floor to the Bridge Level where all elevator service originates. There are six (6) passenger elevators that service the low-rise office tower floors – the Bridge Level through Floor 15. One of the low-rise elevators also goes to the Ground Level so that all handicapped individuals and individuals with strollers may gain access to the Bridge Level.

High-Rise Elevators

Six (6) passenger elevators located in a separate elevator bank service the high-rise office tower floors – Floor 16 through Floor 26. Service originates at the Bridge Level and Floor 15 where both high-rise and low-rise elevators meet and act as cross-over floors.

Annex Elevators

There are three (3) private passenger elevators located in the Benson Tower Annex. These elevators provide service inside individual suites.

Superdome Garage 1A Elevator

This elevator provides access to the Bridge Level from Superdome Garage 1A. After hours entry into the building is available via the building access card reader located at 2nd level elevator platform in Garage 1A.

Freight Elevator

One (1) freight elevator serves all floors of Benson Tower, and is accessible from both Benson Tower loading docks. The freight elevator is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Circumstances requiring lengthy use of the service elevators (i.e. move-ins, move-outs, and furniture deliveries) necessitate coordination of access with the Property Management Office at least forty-eight (48) hours notice. The Property Management Office should be contacted Service elevators must be used at all times by construction employees and trades. The freight elevator must be used for all equipment or tools; all other elevators are reserved for passengers only.

Dimensions of the freight elevator:

  • Door: 4’W x 8’H
  • Interior: 8’2” W x 5’2” D x 11’7” H
  • Weight limit: 4,500 pounds
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