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Escalator Installation Improves Mobility

By Elevator World | June 1, 2012
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Residents of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Spain, benefit from the town’s “Plan for the Improvement of Mobility and Accessibility for Pedestrians.” The orographic city of Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Spain, is home to some 120,000 people, many of whom must travel upward through many hills to access their homes. A large portion of the city’s…

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Trampe Bicycle Lift

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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In 1992, Trondheim, Norway, city-traffic planners sought a new and efficient means of increasing use of its bicycle road network when Jarle Wanvik of Design Management AS presented his idea for the bicycle lift. Inspired by ski-lift technology, the lift was designed to carry cyclists uphill without them having to descend from their bikes. In…

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Sematic 2000 C-Mod, Modernization Kits

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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Sematic’s 2000 C-MOD is a compact automatic door designed to come with or without a frame. Appropriate for applications that require only door modernizations, the 2000 C-MOD can be coupled with automatic- or manual-swing landing doors. In addition, the doors can be equipped with Sematic’s drive system doors controller for increased performance. Sematic also offers…

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Melbourne CBD Expansion Proposed

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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Australia A plan to expand Melbourne’s central business district (CBD) was proposed in February. If the plan comes to fruition, the CBD’s boundaries would be redrawn to a new capital city zone, which would abolish height restrictions placed on structures. This would allow the city’s tallest buildings to be constructed at Fisherman’s Bend or north…

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Lift Solutions/Adams Announcements

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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Adams Elevator Equipment Co. announced in March that its sales and service partner Lift Solutions, Inc. would begin serving customers throughout the U.S. The companies have been in cooperation since 2006 and agree they have a strong working relationship. “We are happy to represent Adams across the country and to grow our relationships with its…

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The Tortoise and the Hare

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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When I started at Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) in October 1964, the firm was engaged in a major elevator modernization project for the City of New York. Throughout the city’s five boroughs, the elevators in a number of healthcare centers were in excess of 25 years old and, in many cases, in dire need…

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EECO Brings Equipment up to Date

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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This brief spotlight highlights a few modernization products offered by Elevator Equipment Corp. (EECO). In its 65-plus years in the elevator industry, Elevator Equipment Corp. (EECO) has consistently been called upon to provide specially engineered equipment for demanding situations. One such project was in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). This elevator project…

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TL Jones: Elevator Modernization in 2012

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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Three project modernizations are discussed here, with an emphasis on the technology used. The 21st century has seen great technological advancements in all aspects of life, and the elevator industry is no different. With more than 10 million elevators projected to be in service around the world by 2013, elevator use is an essential part…

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Freight Door Modernization

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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A brief history of the freight-elevator biparting door, in addition to why and how they should be modernized Freight elevator hoistway doors are traditionally robust due to their heavy-duty purpose, i.e., taking abuse from users, trucking needs, operating in extreme temperatures, and opening and closing multiple times during work shifts. Indeed, it is not uncommon…

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The Mirage Resort Elevator Modernization

By Elevator World | May 1, 2012
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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas was contracted to equip this Las Vegas resort with energy-efficient elevator modernizations. Considered to be one of the first “mega” resorts in Las Vegas, The Mirage Resort opened in 1989 and is still considered one of the city’s major attractions. It features more than 3,000 hotel rooms, 100,000 sq. ft. of gaming…

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