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Who killed Westinghouse? Logo
Stories by Steve Massey * Illustration by Daniel Marsula
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1963 Westinghouse elevators and electric stairways installed in New York's Pan Am building, creating the world's largest vertical transportation system; receives order for a combination electrical generation/desalting plant in Canary Islands; Mike Douglas Show debuts.
1964 Construction begins on Skybus, the rubber-tired, computer-controlled, elevated people mover.
1965 Gemini 6 and 7 missions use Westinghouse rendezvous radar in space; Merv Griffin Show syndicated.
1966 Company enters land development business in Florida; opens Ocean Research and Engineering Center on Chesapeake Bay shore; Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory in West Mifflin creates reactor for U.S.S. Nimitz.
1968 Installs 800 miles of cable for San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit automatic train system.
1969 Westinghouse cameras record man's first walk on the moon; acquires 7Up-bottling business.
1970 The total-electric Westinghouse Building in Gateway Center becomes headquarters.
1972 Sells electric housewares business; installs 88 elevators and 18 electric stairways in Sears Tower, world's tallest building.
1974 Sells major appliance business.
Chapter 1: Doing Well by Doing Good
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Donald Burnham Robert Kirby Douglas Danforth John Marous Paul Lego Michael Jordan

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