Ford Plans To Display Mustang Atop Empire State Building
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Next month Ford will display a 2015 Mustang on top of the Empire State Building. It harkens back to something they did in 1965 as the Mustang was launching. Like they did back then, Engineers will slice the mustang in pieces and re-assemble it at the top of the building. The Mustang will be on the iconic New York City building’s observation deck April 16 and 17.
It’s a little more difficult this time since the new Mustang is seven inches longer and four inches wider.
According to the car company, “a technical team is hard at work disassembling a Mustang into sections so that it will fit into the elevators of the 1,454-foot-tall international landmark.”
“New York is one of the greatest cities in the world, and it’s the place where the Ford Mustang story began 50 years ago,” said Mark Fields, Ford chief operating officer. “We’re thrilled to be visiting the architectural landmark that has been the heart of the Manhattan skyline for 83 years with the newest generation of the car that is the soul of Ford Motor Company.”
“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. “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.”
Visitors to the Empire State Building observation deck can see the new Mustang convertible for 54 hours from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.