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Journey-Back-to-Dignity

Journey Back to Dignity

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2019

Vulcan, the world’s largest cast-iron statue in Birmingham, Alabama, has been lovingly restored to include an elevator that, for some, is the main attraction. Eight-year-old Elijah and his grandfather visit Vulcan nearly every weekend if weather permits. Overlooking the city of Birmingham, Alabama, from its perch atop Red Mountain, the world’s largest cast-iron statue representing…

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A Heritage Lift Finds Its Former Glory

By Elevator World | August 1, 2018

In this Project Spotlight, a team headed by KJA Consultants restores a 100-plus-year-old elevator. We’re waiting at the door of the elevator, Romas Bubelis and I. The car passes us by. “Be right back,” a real, live human elevator operator calls out through the elevator door into the hallway as he sails on by in…

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Elevcon 2018

By Dr. Lee Gray | August 1, 2018

Berlin hosts 22nd IAEE congress on elevator technology. photos by Bülent Yılmaz The 22nd biennial congress of the International Association of Elevator Engineers (IAEE) took place in Berlin on May 22-24. The congress steering committee was composed of IAEE President and Elevcon 2018 Chairman Ami Lustig (Eng. S. Lustig, Consulting Engineers Ltd., Israel), President Emeritus…

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More Than Meets the Eye

By Elevator World | August 1, 2018

New trends emerge at the 13th WEE Expo in Shanghai. The Chinese economy is transitioning from high growth to high-quality development powered by nation-encouraged innovation and improved efficiency in national and enterprise administration. This means the country contributes to the global economy in a more stabilized and sustainable way, in addition to consolidating its national…

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Stylish, Seamless Movement

By Elevator World | July 1, 2018

Texas-Based EMR partners with Hong Kong’s Anlev and others on RBRH at UT Austin. The expansive entry hall of the new Robert B. Rowling Hall (RBRH) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) is part of a new, 497,500-sq.-ft. facility “purposefully crafted as a space that invites learning, debate, dialogue and the freedom…

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People, Parts, Performance

By Angela Baldwin | July 1, 2018

KONE Spares has refined its practices over time, but its priorities have remained the same. Situated on the banks of the Mississippi River in Moline, Illinois, the KONE Spares office and its location present a dichotomy of sorts. The modern eight-story office tower was the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design building in the…

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NAEC Educational Conference 2018

By Lee Freeland | July 1, 2018

Four days packed with education and news draws elevator people from across North America. The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) Educational Conference took place in sunny Carlsbad, California, on April 15-18. The Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa welcomed 235 attendees for four days of learning, discussion, networking and, of course, golfing and other fun…

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“Sometimes, Less Is Simply More!”

By Kaija Wilkinson | July 1, 2018

One-day ECNY Supplier Showcase remains one of the industry’s most popular events. Fine cigars, bright-red “Make Elevators Great Again” caps, cocktails and a daylong Italian feast. These were highlights of the Elevator Conference of New York’s (ECNY) 19th Annual Supplier Showcase on April 11 at Villa Barone Manor in Bronx, New York. As always, the…

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From Old Parts to Large Systems

By Lee Freeland | July 1, 2018

Rick Barker, a truly global elevator man, talks about his extensive experience in the industry. Rick Barker (RB) is a principal and cofounder of Barker Mohandas LLC, a vertical-transportation (VT) consulting firm founded in 2000. A 40-year-plus veteran of the industry, Barker has been director of Technical Services worldwide at Otis World HQ, VT department…

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