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Rendering of the proposed Union Park complex; courtesy of Oxford Properties Group

CECA Inks Deal With Lift AI to Build MCP Database

The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) announced in June it awarded a contract to build the CECA maintenance control program (MCP) database to U.S.-based Internet of Things company Lift AI. Founded by Rob Wurth, Lift AI is headquartered in Detroit with an engineering office in Austin, Texas. With many manufacturers already providing information for the database, CECA and Lift AI ask that those interested in participating or with questions, contact CECA at office@ceca-acea.org or Wurth at rob@liftai.com. “Lift AI is honored to help build a user-friendly MCP database for elevator contractors and other industry stakeholders, and hopes the efforts will prove useful for those working to keep elevators running smoothly and safely,” Wurth said.

Plans Unveiled for Union Park in Toronto

Plans have been unveiled for a new mixed-use complex, developed by Oxford Properties Group, in the area of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The CAD3.5-billion (US$2.7- billion), 4.3-million-ft2 project is being called Union Park. Designed by Pelli Clark Pelli Architects, it is expected to include four (two office and two residential) towers. The office towers will be 48 and 58 stories, and the residential towers will be 44 and 54 stories, Urban Toronto reports. There will be 800 rental apartments, 3.3 million ft2 of office space and 100,000 ft2 of retail space. The complex will also implement energy-efficient designs to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Platinum certification. Oxford hopes to begin construction in 2023.

Future Residential Skyscraper To Be Tallest In Europe

One Tower, a new, 405-m-tall supertall planned for Moscow, is set to become the tallest residential building in Europe, RT.com reports. The 101-floor skyscraper, designed by architect Sergey Skuratov, will feature a “unique geometric form.” The tower will also be the tallest building in the Moscow City International Business Center. It will offer 256,610 m2 of space and have three additional floors underground. One Tower will be the sixth supertall in the city but not the tallest building in Russia. Lakhta Center in St. Petersburg holds that title at 462 m tall.

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