Modernization for the Metro

By Aurore Tran Van | May 1, 2019

In 2017, RATP, the public transport operator and infrastructure manager of the Paris Metro, concluded it was time to modernize the two 100-person-capacity elevators at the historic Lamarck- Caulaincourt station, one of its deepest, but wanted the work to proceed without interrupting service of the Metro line at this station — where these lifts are…

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Elevator Modernization: When Is It Time?

By Laurie Axium Kohl | May 1, 2019

In this Readers Platform, your author explains how to approach this major investment armed with insight. The decision to modernize your elevators should never be taken lightly. An elevator modernization will be a large-scale event in your building’s life, causing disruption and disarray, and can be one of the largest capital expenditures your building has…

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The old traction machines

By Åsa Christina Magnusson | May 1, 2019

In this Readers Platform, Vantage and Champion executives discuss working together on their biggest-ever modernization. In 2018, Champion Elevator teamed up with Vantage Elevator Solutions to deliver the largest project in the history of both organizations: a 160-elevator modernization project for Co-Op City in the Bronx, New York (ELEVATOR WORLD, September 2018). The job was…

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21st Century Upgrade

By Julio César Santos | May 1, 2019

In this Project Spotlight, the Banco Central do Brasil tower gets a modernization of a VT system more than three decades old. With their building’s elevators more than 30 years old, property managers at the Banco Central do Brasil (Central Bank of Brazil) regional o–ce in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, turned to Villarta Equipamentos del Elevação,…

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What’s New in Modernization

By Ralph M. Newman | May 1, 2019

Columbia advances the upgrade of cabs. In today’s real-estate universe, rising with the ever-escalating heights of today’s supertalls, is the incidence of elevator modernization, and there are numerous reasons why. Prominent among them is that these new structures and additional available space are creating competition for tenants and the market-driven need for landlords of existing…

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One for the Books

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

KONE’s EcoMod™ system upgrades historic library’s escalators with minimal disruption. The Los Angeles Central Library is an iconic landmark. Consisting of the original five-story 1926 building designed by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and the eight-story Bradley wing added in 1993, the complex is a dynamic blend of classic and contemporary architecture. With its listing on…

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The Riverside Centre

By Norman Disney & Young | January 1, 2019

Attention to detail resulted in a modernization that has become a local industry benchmark. When the Riverside Centre opened in 1986, it was referred to as Brisbane’s first intelligent building for its technology and services. It was also considered the highest-quality building at the time in the Brisbane central business district (CBD). The original vertical-transportation…

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Westend Gate

By Elevator World | October 1, 2018

Traffic in Frankfurt high rise is upgraded with the addition and replacement of eight elevators. With a height of 159 m and 47 floors, the Westend Gate in Frankfurt, Germany, is an unmistakable part of the city’s skyline. Built in 1976, the high rise’s vertical- transportation system was modernized by KONE between September 2015 and…

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Plenty of Room

By Elevator World | May 1, 2018

Gillespie solution puts shallow-pit modernization of traction elevator in compliance with code. When field conditions do not allow for sufficient pit depth or overhead to provide the vertical clearances required by the ASME A17.1 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, Gillespie Corp. has a solution. With the introduction of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA),…

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Wire Rope Basics

By Draka Elevator Products graphics courtesy of Gustav Wolf | September 1, 2017

Draka and Gustav Wolf offer tech tips for proper installation and maintenance. submitted by Draka Elevator Products graphics courtesy of Gustav Wolf When installing, maintaining or modernizing an elevator, nothing is more important than doing the job right. And, perhaps more than any other component, hoist ropes are susceptible to problems merely by being improperly…

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