Macy’s has just finished a $400 million, four-year renovation on their the flagship store at Herald Square. On Black Friday, we were looking at the Christmas decorations, a $400+ pair of floral flat shoes and designer departments we have not seen at our local Macy’s. As we explored, we discovered wooden escalators on the upper floors. There were twenty Otis escalators of oak and ash that have steadily trundled shoppers from one floor to the next for as long as 95 years. They were tricky getting on and off. There was something about the wooden slates and yellow markings that played with our minds.2015 11 26 New York Macys Black Friday Wooden Escalators (1)

2015 11 26 New York Macys Black Friday Wooden Escalators (2)

2015 11 26 New York Macys Black Friday Wooden Escalators (3)

2015 11 26 New York Macys Black Friday Wooden Escalators (4)