How Ford Got a Mustang on Top of the Empire State Building

How Ford Got a Mustang on Top of the Empire State Building

Getting a car to the top of the Empire State Building is no easy task, but that’s exactly what Ford has done.

With the New York Auto Show kicking off tomorrow for the media, Ford has revealed how it will manage to get a 2015 Mustang convertible to the top of the Empire State Building. This year, the Mustang is celebrating its 50th anniversary and the American automaker has teamed up with the iconic Empire State Building to showcase the all-new Mustang convertible on the 86th floor observation deck.

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The feat won’t be easily done, but Ford reached out to DST Industries, a collaborator with the automaker for nearly 60 years. The only other time a vehicle has been on display in the Empire State Building was in 1965, and back then it was also Ford and DST showcasing a Mustang convertible.

It took the team six weeks to come up with a plan, cutting up a Mustang convertible in order to fit it into the freight elevators at the Empire State Building. Assembly will be required once all the components are there and the vehicle will be on display to all visitors on April 16-17. Once the deck closes on April 18 at 2:00 AM ET, the crew will disassemble the vehicle to remove it in time for visitors attending the landmark at 8:00 AM.

“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 literally for this celebration.”

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