Big News from the Reed Factor. Ford has done it again! After a month and a half of extensive preparations and planning, the Ford team has successfully — for the second time in five decades — displayed the all-new Mustang atop the observation deck of the iconic Empire State Building.
As part of Ford’s 50th anniversary of the Mustang production, am amazing team of engineers has recreated the infamous stunt that Ford originally took on back in 1964. Ford is once again revisiting the Big Apple — the very place the original model made its debut during the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City. Towering 1,000+ ft. over Manhattan, the new 2015 Mustang continues to make headlines as one of the most iconic muscle cars in America’s history.
This project was far from a simple task and required a team of specialist to complete the feat. To make this sky-high endeavor come to fruition, Ford turned to its long-time friend in DST Industries out of Michigan for assistance — the same company that helped Ford complete the task 50 years ago. The duo can proudly claim fame for bringing the only car on the observation deck — not once, but twice — in the entire 83-year history of the Empire State Building.
“This week, the band is getting back together as Ford and DST bring the all-new Mustang to the Empire State Building to honor 50 years on sale,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “We’ve taken the new Mustang to new heights of technology and refinement, so we decided to take it to new heights for this celebration.”
Take a look at this video. It shows what it took to take Ford to new heights…
Up and at ’em
The position of the observation deck made it impossible to transport the car by crane or helicopter. To work around this dilemma, Ford’s team is followed a procedure similar to the one used the first time around. They utilized the building’s elevators to transport section of the new Mustang to the 86th floor. After the team performed a critical inspection of the building, they began to plan out the necessary cuts that needed to be made to ensure safe and reliable transport.
The team then proceeded to make practice cuts on a Mustang body before cutting, packaging and transporting the the car in specially fabricated crates. After months of work, they are able to see the results of all of their hard work. The Mustang is now on display today and 17th. While we have included a few photos, you can view the full gallery on the Ford Media site by clicking here!
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Happy 50th Birthday, Mustang! Talk about ‘stang power.