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Pre-Engineered Elevator Cab Solutions

By Elevator World | June 1, 2016

Taking the complexity out of aesthetics When planning an elevator modernization, the focus is most typically on the operational aspects of the equipment. New technologies and products are typically designed to make elevators more reliable, safer and faster. Most elevator companies have expertise in these areas, with employees trained in the mechanical and electrical aspects…

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More than Just Design

By Elevator World | June 1, 2016

“Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks. But, of course, if you dig deeper, it’s really how it works.” – Steve Jobs Often overlooked, the elevator-cab interior is an extension of any building’s lobby – the feel of the space. Other than first-floor offices, the elevator is the one place…

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Mileage-Matters

Mileage Matters

By Elevator World | June 1, 2016

First impressions last, and cab interiors should not be overlooked. Dated, dark, dirty and damaged elevator cab interiors could leave the impression that a building and its elevators are not well maintained and even unsafe. Simple aesthetics aside, mileage really matters. The National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII®) estimates that elevators in the U.S. and Canada…

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Elevator Cabs as Art

By Elevator World | June 1, 2016

The evolution of cab aesthetics Elevator cabs today can be seen as moving works of art in more ways than one. Louis L.J.” Blaiotta, Jr., CEO of Columbia Elevator Products Co., Inc., opines: “It is incredible to me, in just the few decades that I have been involved in the elevator industry, cabs have progressed…

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A-Perfect-Fit

A Perfect Fit

By Kaija Wilkinson | June 1, 2016

SnapCab, Gorilla® Glass collaboration is hitting its stride, and the future looks bright. Ask SnapCab Director of Architecture Evan Epstein to describe the growth of the elevator interior company’s collaboration with Corning Gorilla Glass (ELEVATOR WORLD, August 2014) in one word, and it is “explosive.” Cab panels made of the durable, versatile, lightweight, scratch-resistant glass…

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Midland Tower, Midland, Texas

By Eklund’s | August 1, 2014

Eklund’s modernizes the cabs in this Art Deco office building. submitted by Eklund’s Eklund’s, Inc. partnered with ThyssenKrupp Elevator on an elevator interior modernization at the historic Midland Tower in downtown Midland, Texas. Built in 1948, the 10-story, art-deco office building recently received renovations to all common areas, including its two elevator cabs. Since the…

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Touch-of-Glass

Touch of Glass

By Elevator World | August 1, 2014

Smartphones and elevators now have something in common. Corning® Gorilla® Glass is a very tough, scratch-resistant glass that protects billions of smartphones and tablets, on dozens of major brands, from daily abuse, yet enables us to view high-definition pictures without distortion. The glass can flex without breaking and withstand impact from everyday occurrences. In short,…

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Redefining the Limits of Cab Lighting

By EDI/ECI | August 1, 2014

EDI/ECI uses incremental innovation in LED technology to create new line of illuminated wall and ceiling panels. submitted by EDI/ECI When Denihan Hospitality Group engaged EDI/ECI of Paterson, New Jersey, to help design elevators for its Affinia© line of hotels in New York City (NYC), Denihan wanted the units to be as intriguing as the…

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Magical-Thinking

Magical Thinking

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2014

Italian architect/designer Paolo Tempia Bonda talks about the evolution of his career, his 15-year collaboration with Schindler and the science of design. Winning a pair of international competitions — to design the face of a Swatch watch in 1989 and a Sharp stereo system in 1996 — gave Paolo Tempia Bonda the confidence and conviction…

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Opening Up New Worlds

By Kaija Wilkinson | August 1, 2014

On a massive screen, SJEC showcases DigiGage virtual-window technology in its Suzhou, China, test tower. DigiGage’s “virtual window” software and content for elevator cabs (“Reimaging the Future of Vertical Transportation,” ELEVATOR WORLD, February 2014) left such a positive impression on SJEC Corp. leaders when it debuted, SJEC decided to showcase the technology in its Suzhou,…

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