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Full-Cab A18.1/B355 Lifts – An Alternative to LU/LA Elevators

By Elevator World | February 1, 2017
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How to differentiate between lifts and elevators in North America and choose between a traditional or LU/LA elevator, stairlift, IPL or VPL As the population of North America ages, accessibility has become a common topic in the design of buildings — both private residences and public/commercial spaces. A key element of accessibility typically revolves around…

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The Pole House: An Australian Icon

By Elevator World | February 1, 2017
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Photos courtesy of Easy Living Home Elevators A new beach house, part of one of the continent’s most photographed properties, showcases a bespoke DomusLift by Easy Living Home Elevators. “Do not call it home. The Pole House is an experience,” observes a commenter on a travel website. Many people travel to Australia to spend the…

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3 World Trade Center Update

By Elevator World | February 1, 2017
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Schindler provides vertical transportation to an iconic structure. Last year, ELEVATOR WORLD featured a story on the construction of 3 World Trade Center (3 WTC) (EW, July 2016). Since then, your author toured the building with Schindler to see firsthand the progress being made. Completion remains in sight for early 2018 as numerous companies work…

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Hydraulics Showcased in Feat of Engineering

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017
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The strength of hydraulic jacks was on display in November 2016 when a gigantic hangar-like structure was moved to the site of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Reactor No. 4 disaster in Pripyat, Ukraine. The structure was moved into place over the aging and unstable Soviet Union-built “sarcophagus” using a skidding system that consists of…

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Innovative Systems, Components

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017
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New escalators, improvements and easier-to-use products New Escalator Series Mitsubishi Electric has released its new S-series escalators, designed for enhanced passenger safety and high-level energy conservation. Safety features include automatic stopping when an object is caught between the comb and step, and optional skirt brushes and step demarcation lighting. A variable-voltage, variable-frequency inverter control (with…

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Religion, residential are focuses of upcoming towers.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017
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70-Story Religious Structure Rising in India The International Society for Krishna Consciousness is building the 70-story Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in Vrindavan, India, which, upon completion, will become one of the tallest religious structures in the world, The New Indian Express reported. Situated on 5.5 acres, the structure will boast a capsule elevator to take riders…

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Surfers Paradise, Melbourne receive towers full of residential space.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017
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“Unique, Attractive” Addition for Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast is set to get an 89-story, 304-m-tall addition described by the Gold Coast city architect as “unique and attractive,” The Urban Developer reported. Developed by Forise Holdings of China, The Spirit will house approximately 480 apartments, more than that of the architectural landmark…

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KONE, Damac Properties continue high-rise work in resurgent city.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017
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KONE to Outfit Mixed-Use Dubai Development KONE has won an order to supply 32 elevators and four escalators to One Central in Dubai, a multiple-building mixed-use complex being developed by Dubai World Trade Centre on 104 ha in the central business district (CBD). Al Futtaim Carillion is the main contractor, and Hopkins is the architect.…

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High growth rates, acquisition and other moves

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017
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Hitachi Establishes Vietnam Subsidiary Citing rapid urban growth, Hitachi, Ltd. has established wholly owned subsidiary Hitachi Elevator Vietnam Co., Ltd., headquartered in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In 2015, Hitachi received an order for more than 60 units for Urban Railway Line 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s first urban railway system. This was…

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CTBUH Starts Comprehensive Innovation Study

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017
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Two-year project to investigate “rope-less, non-vertical elevators.” The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Research Office, project sponsor thyssenkrupp and an international steering committee have embarked on a 24-month research study investigating how technical innovations in elevators, specifically rope-less, non-vertical elevators, could impact the design outcomes of tall buildings and cities. thyssenkrupp contributed…

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