United Technologies and Otis Elevator Co. Donate $2 Million Escalator Package to Smithsonian's National Museum of African

United Technologies and Otis Elevator Co. Donate $2 Million Escalator Package
   to Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013

WASHINGTON, June 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:
UTX) and its subsidiary, Otis Elevator Co., announced they will donate eight
Otis escalators, valued at $2 million, to the Smithsonian's new National
Museum of African American History and Culture, now under construction on the
National Mall.

As the primary vehicle for transporting visitors, the new Otis NCE escalator
units will help the museum achieve its goal of becoming the first "green"
building and the first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) museum on the National Mall. Otis NCE escalators use power monitoring
sensors and other advanced technology to sharply reduce energy consumption
when compared to conventional escalators.

"We are proud to support the Smithsonian in celebrating African American life,
art, history and culture by contributing to a world-class visitor experience,"
said United Technologies Chairman and CEO Louis Chenevert. "This contribution
is an example of how United Technologies supports vibrant communities and
encourages growth and vitality where our employees live, work and raise

The National Museum of African American History and Culture was established by
an Act of Congress in 2003, becoming the 19th museum of the Smithsonian
Institution. Scheduled for completion in 2015, it is now under construction on
a five-acre tract on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., adjacent to the
Washington Monument. When completed, the Museum will cover approximately
380,000 square feet and is expected to welcome millions of visitors each year.

"This gift from United Technologies is an important product donation to the
museum," said Lonnie Bunch, the museum's founding director. "UTC and Otis have
been integral to the history of innovation and manufacturing in our country,
and the museum will be proud to transport our visitors with these
energy-efficient escalators."

The Museum is currently hosting public programs, assembling collections and
presenting exhibitions at other museums across the country and at its own
gallery at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Its current
exhibition, "Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and The
March on Washington, 1963" explores the historical context of these two
events, their accomplishments and limitations, and their impact on the
generations that followed. It will remain open to the public through Sept. 15.

For more information about the exhibition and the museum, visit the website at

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., is a diversified company
providing high technology products and services to the global aerospace and
building industries. For more information, visit the UTC website, connect on
LinkedIn, or follow us on Twitter: @UTC.

Contact: John Moran, UTC

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