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Permits Filed For Mixed-Use Building In Long Island City, Queens

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021
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Permits have been filed for a 21-story mixed-use building in Long Island City, Queens, New York YIMBY reported on October 20. Located at 45-19 Davis Street, the proposal lists the development as being 229 ft tall and covering 62,001 ft2, with 61,512 ft2 devoted to residential space and 489 ft2 to commercial space. The building will have 82 residences…

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IGV Group Collaborates To Support Interior Design Students

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021
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Italy’s IGV Group recently collaborated with the School of Design at Intituto Marangoni Milano to support students in the Master of Contemporary Design program. Under the artistic direction of architect and designer Carlo Colombo and IGV Art Director Giulio Cappellini, students took on the challenge of designing a lift to fit the style of a…

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MAD Architects’ Second U.S. Project: Biophilic “Star” In L.A.

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021
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After completing its first U.S. project in August 2020 — the midrise, mixed-use Gardenhouse in Los Angeles’ Beverly Hills — MAD Architects plans to return to the city with the Star, a 22-story biophilic office building with a thin band around its exterior that creates the profile of an egg, The Architect’s Newspaper reports, citing the Los Angeles…

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KONE Wins 23-Unit High-Rise Project In Singapore

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021
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KONE has been awarded a contract to equip 23 elevators for a new high-rise development planned at the former Keppel Towers site in Singapore, the company announced on October 20. The commercial development will comprise a 32-story Grade-A office tower and ancillary retail spaces. KONE will provide the redeveloped building with 17 of its MiniSpace™…

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New Warsaw Tower Features Well System Certification

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021
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Construction has wrapped up on Warsaw Unit, a 45-story, 57,000-m2 office tower in Warsaw, Poland, that obtained pre-certification for the WELL v2 Core system, a multi-criteria building certification system that focuses on the comfort of people inside the building. In an October report, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) said developer Ghelamco was one of the first…

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CECA, TSSA to Present Townhall, Central Region Meeting

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021
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The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) and Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) will preside over the CECA-TSSA Townhall and the CECA CR (Central Region) Meeting, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on November 11, the organizations have announced. Focus of the townhall will be discussion of TSSA’s publication of its Code Adoption Document…

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TKE Reorganizes Communications, Marketing Department

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021
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Düsseldorf, Germany-based TK Elevator (TKE), has reorganized its Communications and Marketing department, the global company announced in October, a move that installed four key executives. Dr. Anahid Rickmann was named head of the department at the beginning of October. Trained as a political scientist, she comes to TKE from Swiss automotive supplier Autoneum, where she…

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Mitsubishi Electric to Integrate VT Division Into Subsidiary

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021
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Mitsubishi Electric Corp. will transfer its Building Systems business and assets, which include manufacture and sales of vertical-transportation (VT) equipment such as elevators and escalators, to its wholly owned subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Building Techno-Service Co., Ltd. (MELTEC), Mitsubishi Electric announced on October 18. Building Systems is one of Mitsubishi Electric’s key growth areas, and the…

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RFP Submitted for NYC Supertall

RFP Submitted for NYC Supertall

By Elevator World | October 18, 2021
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While concrete details remain unconfirmed, the first request for proposal (RFP) submission for the site of a future supertall north of Related Cos.’ Hudson Yards complex has been unveiled, New York YIMBY reports. The 1,500-ft-tall building would become one of the tallest towers in NYC by both architectural and roof height, on the site of the former…

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Plans for Miami’s Okan Tower Appear Back on Track

Plans for Miami’s Okan Tower Appear Back on Track

By Elevator World | October 18, 2021
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Okan Tower, a proposed 70-story mixed-use high rise in Miami, appears to be back on track after a more-than-year-long hiatus, Florida YIMBY reports. Before being delayed by the pandemic, the development, by the Okan Group, was promoted as a 902-ft-tall structure that would include 293 Hilton Hotel rooms, 389 residential units, 64,000 ft2 of Class-A offices space and…

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