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New Plans Filed for Oakland Tower

New Plans Filed for Oakland Tower

By Elevator World | October 15, 2021

New pre-application permits have been filed for a mixed-use tower at 1261 Harrison Street in Downtown Oakland, California, San Francisco YIMBY reports. The proposal is the third iteration by Pinnacle RED Group for the site, this time rising 22 floors with 207 multi-family dwelling units. The plan calls for 125 one-bedroom, 72 two-bedroom, and 10 three-bedroom units.…

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Nashville YMCA Tower to be Tallest in State

Nashville YMCA Tower to be Tallest in State

By Elevator World | October 15, 2021

Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, will become home to the city and state’s tallest tower, as the YMCA of Middle Tennessee revealed plans to build a 100,000-ft2, 60-story residential tower at its 0.9-acre property on Church Street, The Architect’s Newspaper reports. The existing YMCA completed in 1973 will be developed and connected with the new project, while a newer…

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Canadian Elevator Technician Receives Citizen Citation

Canadian Elevator Technician Receives Citizen Citation

By Elevator World | October 15, 2021

Dave Murdoch, a technician with Windsor, Canada-based Riverside Elevators Inc., recently received a Citizen Citation Award from Windsor Fire and Rescue Service for his actions during a November 2019 fire at Westcourt Place, one of the tallest high rises in Windsor, CTV News Windsor is among outlets to report. A firefighter explained that when he and his…

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New York-Based USSG Acquires New Jersey-Based Transcope

New York-Based USSG Acquires New Jersey-Based Transcope

By Elevator World | October 15, 2021

US Services Group, LLC (USSG), an industrial services company based in Deer Park, New York, announced on October 7 the acquisition of Randolph, New Jersey-based Transcope Services, LLC, a carrier specializing in transportation, warehousing, rigging and logistics, primarily for manufacturers and installers of elevators, escalators and moving walks. Founded in 1964, Transcope partners with domestic…

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Proposal Submitted for Mixed-Use Development in Kendall, Florida

Proposal Submitted for Mixed-Use Development in Kendall, Florida

By Elevator World | October 14, 2021

Proposals have been submitted for a multi-phase, mixed-use development in downtown Kendall, Florida, Florida YIMBY reports on October 13. Submitted by Dadeland Towers North Associate, LLC, and Dade Metro, LLC, the proposal is composed of 596 residential units, 405,456 ft2 of office space and 962 parking spaces. Construction is listed as occurring in two phases. Phase 1 will…

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Berlin Renovation Features Wood-Encased Escalators

Berlin Renovation Features Wood-Encased Escalators

By Elevator World | October 14, 2021

Architecture firm OMA has completed the first quadrant of its masterplan and renovation of the Kaufhaus Des Westens (KaDeWe) department store in Berlin, Designboom reports. The project, launched in 2016, saw the transformation of a 90,000-m2 historic building into four quadrants, breaking down the original mass into a design of smaller and more easily accessible and navigable sections. Guests are treated to a stunning…

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Liftinstituut Introduces Video Discussions

Liftinstituut Introduces Video Discussions

By Elevator World | October 14, 2021

Liftinstituut, Europe’s leading organization for conducting certification and inspection of elevators and escalators, has recently introduced “Liftinstituut Expert Sessions,” a series of short videos in which experts share their knowledge, experience and views on different vertical-transportation subjects. Viewers involved with elevator and escalator safety, including inspectors, engineers and repair/maintenance technicians, will find discussions of topical…

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Ontario Teachers’ to Buy Majority Stake In Vantage

Ontario Teachers’ to Buy Majority Stake In Vantage

By Elevator World | October 14, 2021

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board announced on October 13 it has agreed to buy a majority stake in Bronx, New York-based Vantage Elevator Solutions from San Francisco’s Golden Gate Capital (GGC), which acquired Vantage in 2017. GGC will retain significant minority ownership. Terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of 2021, were…

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Lift Experts Day by Interlift to Serve as Preview for Full Event

Lift Experts Day by Interlift to Serve as Preview for Full Event

By Elevator World | October 13, 2021

AFAG and VFA-Interlift e.V. will be hosting the first-ever Lift Experts Day on October 20 as a preview event to whet the appetite of attendees for the full interlift event that was postponed to April 26-29, 2022. During this hybrid meeting, speakers and discussants will meet live on-site. At the same time, the event will…

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GLE Expo Dhaka Pushed to November 2022

GLE Expo Dhaka Pushed to November 2022

By Elevator World | October 13, 2021

Virgo Communications and Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. have announced that the fourth edition of Global Lift and Escalator (GLE) Expo at International Convention City, Bashundhara in Dhaka, Bangladesh, has been pushed to November 10-12, 2022, due to continued concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic in the area. Having made its mark with successful editions in countries like Sri Lanka,…

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