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Mitsubishi Electric Delivers Landmark DOAS Order in Taipei

Mitsubishi Electric delivered a landmark order to Taipei Nan Shan Plaza in central Taipei that includes what is believed to be Taiwan’s first destination-dispatch elevators integrated with the Destination Oriented Allocation System (DOAS). The order consisted of 27 elevators, including 12 double-deck models with DOAS, and 45 escalators serving a 48-story office building, a seven-story retail annex and a one-story entrance annex. DOAS is integrated with the building’s access-control system. As passengers pass through security gates for authentication, their destination floors are registered and grouped by elevator for efficiency. Operation of multiple elevators is optimized by omitting the need for users to press destination buttons. Designed by architect Mitsubishi Jisho Sekkei Inc., Taipei Nan Shan Plaza is operated by Nan Shan Life Insurance Co., Ltd.

Job Marks Debut of KONE UltraRope, JumpLift in Germany

The ONE, a 190-m-tall, 49-story tower being built in Frankfurt, Germany, is using KONE JumpLiftTM construction technology and, upon completion, will use KONE’s UltraRope® elevator-hoisting ropes — both firsts in Germany. Located at the intersection of the Financial District and European Quarter, the ONE will house a hotel and offices served by 13 7-mps MiniSpaceTM; six machine- room-less MonoSpace®; two heavy-duty, 4000-kg capacity, freight/ service TransysTM; and one 4000-kg capacity firefighter elevator. Turnstiles working with the Destination Control System will assign elevators at point of entry, while the E-Link system will monitor elevators from a single location. Developed by CA Immo and designed by Meurer Generalplaner, the ONE is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Hyundai Elevator Wins South Korean Jump- Elevator Job

Hyundai Elevator won the contract for what it says are South Korea’s “first jump-elevators.” Seventy-two elevators are being installed at the construction site of Hillstate Songdo the Terrace in Incheon, including 62 units with a travel speed of 210 mpm and nine jump-elevators. The luxury high-rise residential and commercial complex is composed of eight 53-story buildings holding a total of 2,784 apartments. The units will lift construction workers and materials throughout the framework construction phase and be converted into a passenger elevator system once the building is built.

KONE Wins Order for “Pioneering Development” in Kenya

KONE has won an order to equip the mixed-use, high-rise Global Trade Center (GTC) in Nairobi, Kenya, with 35 6-mps MiniSpaceTM and 14 machine-room-less MonoSpace® elevators, along with a destination-control system. GTC includes a 185-m-tall, 42-story tower that will serve as a hub for AVIC International. GTC will also have a commercial podium, four residential towers up to 31 stories and a 35-story JW Marriott hotel. Designed by Triad Architects and GMP International Architects, developed by AVIC International Real Estate Kenya Ltd. and with Zhejiang Chengjian Construction Africa, Ltd. as the main contractor, GTC is scheduled for completion in 2020. KONE Executive Vice President for South Europe, Middle East and Africa called GTC a “pioneering development bound to be of great significance to business in the region.”

Elevator World to Launch Magazine for Europe Next Month

Elevator World, Inc. will publish its first issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Europe in February. The magazine is joined by Elevator World’s existing 4,000-subscriber European newsletter, EURONEWS, and new website (www. It will be published bimonthly, with the print edition consisting of a paid/controlled circulation published in English with German, Italian, Spanish and French translations available in digital format for free. Initial print distribution will be to 2,500 industry professionals who work in or do business in Europe. The magazine will also be supported by a digital edition, including an app for Apple and Android devices.

“EW Europe looks to play a vital role in helping companies grow their business, connecting the people in this sector, and disseminating trustworthy news and information to this growing market,” explained Executive Vice President of Elevator World T. Bruce MacKinnon.

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