More big orders for Otis; tower rises near Taipei 101.
Otis’ Momentum Continues with Array of Orders
Otis is continuing its roll in China (ELEVATOR WORLD, October 2016) with orders to supply hundreds of Gen2® units to residential, recreational and hotel developments. First, Otis China is providing 208 elevators to Huahong Jiaxin Group for four high-end residential developments under construction in Wenzhou. Next, Xizi Otis Elevator Co. Ltd. is providing 183 Electric Gen2 elevators to Sunriver Holding Group Co., Ltd. for projects in Anhui province: Anhui Northern Cultural Center, Wenzhong Pavilion, and residential developments in Xiangyunfu, Xianghefu and Xiangtaifu.
Otis China will also supply Xiamen International Trade Group with 169 Otis elevators for its high-end residential projects in Fujian province. Here, Otis China will provide 163 Gen2 elevators and six SKY™ elevators. Additionally, Xinhaidu International Hot Spring Resort in Harbin will receive 50 Gen2 elevators and escalators. With a 400,000-m2 construction area, the “mega resort” is expected to be completed this year and have eight resort hotels and other amenities. Finally, Otis China will supply 24 elevators to Hilton for Curio — A Collection by HiltonTM in Xiamen. The units will all have Otis’ flat-belt technology, which significantly reduces vibration, and systems will be outfitted with energy-efficient ReGenTM drives.
Taipei 101 Gets a Neighbor
The 509-m-tall Taipei 101, formerly the tallest building in the world, has gotten a neighbor in the form of the 274-m-tall, 45-story Nan Shan Plaza, a mixed-use structure built by Mitsubishi Estate in the Xinyi Commercial District of Taipei, SkyRise Cities reported. Its polyhedron design resembles praying hands meant to express thanks. Scheduled to be complete in December, the building will house office, commercial and cultural space and include a vast landscaped public area. Located only 60 m from Taipei 101, Nan Shan Plaza becomes the third-tallest building in Taiwan.