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VT a Key Part of Airports’ “Science of Arrivals”

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2019
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 thyssenkrupp experts  discuss escalators,  moving walks and more at Munich trade fair. by Kaija Wilkinsonphotos courtesy of thyssenkrupp Airports: They’re the scenes of tearful goodbyes, panicked departures, joyful arrivals and, in many cases, provide a traveler his or her first impression of a new city or country. That’s why navigating them should be as hassle-free, safe…

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Making it “Grand”

By Kaija Wilkinson | December 1, 2019
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NAEC 70th Annual Convention & 2019 Exposition is a memorable one thanks in part to the enchanting Midwest location. by Kaija Wilkinson Low humidity, balmy weather and a dazzling sunset over the Grand River seemed custom-ordered for the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) 70th Annual Convention & 2019 Exposition annual Dregs Party, held on…

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Orona’s Aspirations

By Kaija Wilkinson | November 1, 2019
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Spain-based global player has achieved its goals and set its sights even higher. One out of every 10 lifts installed in Europe is by Orona, which exports to more than 100 countries, is present in 11 countries and has more than 5,000 employees. What was founded by a handful of cement plant workers in the…

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Cities and the People Who Inhabit Them

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2019
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Photo Contest 2019 submissions inspire with dazzling interplay of light, materials and a human component. Escalators that provide access to Leifeng Pagoda, a structure built in 975 and rebuilt in 2002 in Hangzhou, China, are flanked by stone steps interspersed with planters holding bright red and yellow flowers and cradled in the lush greenery of…

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Above And Beyond

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2019
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Delaware Elevator leads a team in modernizing a VT system that has served the Washington Monument since the 1950s. With more people than the population of the city of Seattle (800,000-plus) visiting the Washington Monument each year, the elevator serving it is a workhorse that makes more than a dozen round trips each day. Visitors…

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Building Bridges

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2019
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Boston-based Eagle Elevator has carved out a piece of the U.S. East Coast market with a focus on customer service and willingness to tackle tough jobs. Hawks buffeted by a brisk wind make their presence known to Eagle Elevator Co. Inc. constructors as they climb scaffolding 10 stories up and traverse a narrow catwalk to…

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Full Speed Ahead

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2019
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Good learning, good networking, good times characterize EU’s 22nd annual conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Injuries, illness and a blackout failed to stifle the learning, fellowship and fun at the 22nd Annual Elevator U (EU) Educational Conference hosted by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) at Hilton Charlotte University Place on June…

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Geometry and Light

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2019
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NYC’s United Cabs leads a team to create cab design with stylish staying power. photos by Albert Osoria When a subcontractor failed to deliver the elevator interiors architect Andres Escobar & Associates envisioned for Summit, a luxury apartment tower in Manhattan, local company United Cabs Inc. delivered them as part of a team that included…

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Once in a Lifetime

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2019
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EW gets an inside look at the VT system that will serve a skyline-defining NYC supertall. Photos by John Dimaio Like a maestro, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) architect James von Klemperer animatedly draws in the air with his index finger to paint a picture of One Vanderbilt, a new supertall rising next to Grand Central…

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Southern Foothold

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2019
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Oracle Elevator discusses what’s attractive about the region and how its presence there will lead to further growth. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Oracle Elevator provides maintenance, repair and modernization for OEM vertical- transportation (VT) equipment. The company has been growing, acquiring companies throughout the South — most recently in Atlanta (ELEVATOR WORLD, December 2018) —…

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