With all the attention surrounding GM, you would think Ford wouldn’t be able to do anything to burst that bubble. Luckily, displaying a 2015 Ford Mustang convertible 1,000 feet above New York City definitely did the trick to nail headlines.
“When our engineers sat down with the DST team to start plotting this out in mid-February, everyone quickly realized that some old-school craftsmanship would be needed to successfully place this car more than 1,000 feet above the crowded streets of Manhattan,” said George Samulski, manager, Ford North America design fabrication. “The deck is too high to reach with a portable crane from the street, and the spire that towers more than 400 feet above that narrow deck makes helicopter delivery impossible.”
The only other car to be displayed on the Empire State Building took place in Oct. 1965 when a crew from DST sectioned a Mustang so that it could be fit into the elevators of the building. The very same thing had to be done to replicate the moment from so many decades ago. The fascinating video below shows us how it was done. Enjoy.