Subway Outlet Will Climb To 105th Floor

A unique Subway restaurant made of shipping containers will move up the side of the new Freedom Tower as it is being constructed, providing tasty subs to ironworkers.


(Subway sub shop lifted to construction workers)

On Wednesday, nine bright yellow containers, each bearing an American flag, were lifted to the tower's fifth floor. There, they'll be stacked on a hydraulically powered platform near two cranes at the building's core. The resulting three-level structure will house a kitchen with refrigeration, an eating area and storage and trash, with a compost unit to recycle waste.

Like other franchises of the Milford, Conn.-based company, this one will bake its own bread daily — higher and higher above ground zero. As the tower grows, the lift will "jump" to the next new floor along with the restaurant, at a rate of one story about every week or two, engineers estimate.

This kind of lunch scene may remind science fiction fans of the scene from The Fifth Element in which a hovering Chinese junk comes right to your high-rise apartment window to serve you a fresh meal.

From AP via Neatorama; thanks to an anonymous reader for the tip and the reference for this story.

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