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Designs Released for Central Park House in Canada

Designs Released for Central Park House in Canada

By Elevator World | July 27, 2021

Gensler has released designs for Central Park House, a 41-story high rise in Burnaby, Canada, that will feature an off-center glazed atrium halfway up, dezeen reports. The atrium section, called the Horizon Pavilion, will feature a pool with a view. This communal section of the building will jut out at one end and come in at the…

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Plans Revealed for Surfers Paradise Transformation

Plans Revealed for Surfers Paradise Transformation

By Elevator World | July 27, 2021

SPG Land, in a joint venture with Australian developer Gordon Corp., has submitted plans for a major transformation of Surfers Paradise with a design that would deliver one of the largest residential resort projects ever undertaken on the Gold Coast, Brisbane Development reports. The three towers, comprising 38, 40 and 42 stories, will bring to the market…

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Shanghai Releases New Residential Elevator Standard

Shanghai Releases New Residential Elevator Standard

By Elevator World | July 27, 2021

Shanghai officials have released a safety technical standard for elevators in residential buildings, Shine reported on July 22. The standard ranges from selecting equipment to maintenance. Installation of elevators primarily takes three factors into consideration: the structure of existing buildings; safe operation; and passenger comfort, especially for older residents. The Shanghai Administration for Market Regulation, which released…

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TKE to Acquire Vancouver-Based City Elevator

TKE to Acquire Vancouver-Based City Elevator

By Elevator World | July 27, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) announced on July 23 it signed an agreement to acquire City Elevator, founded in 2004 and providing elevator service and maintenance through more than 75 employees in the Vancouver, Canada, metro area. The deal is set to become effective on July 29. TKE has a strong presence in the metro Vancouver area,…

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New Apartment Tower Planned In Gold Coast

New Apartment Tower Planned In Gold Coast

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

Devine Development Group plans to build an AUD340-million (US$250-million) apartment tower featuring premium private residences on a beachfront site in Gold Coast, Australia, Brisbane Development noted on July 5. Royale Gold Coast, as the project will be known, will be developed on a prime, 2,251-m2, northeast facing corner block at Northcliffe Terrace. It will bring 108 two-, three- and…

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New Mixed-Use Tower With Modern Design In Egypt

New Mixed-Use Tower With Modern Design In Egypt

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

Podia Tower Menassat Downtown New Capital in Egypt is the first smart administrative mixed-use capital tower developed by Menassat Developments with a modern design, Nawy reports. The tower consists of ground plus 25 floors consisting of commercial, administrative, and medical units and three underground garages and is on a 19,782-m area. The building’s features include international brands’…

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Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

The 51-year-old Tokyo World Trade Center Building, once Japan’s tallest building, has been shut down for planned demolition and construction of a new, taller building, Asahi Shimbun reported in June. Opened in 1970, the 152-m-tall tower has since been a landmark in Tokyo’s Hamamatsucho District. The building was the brainchild of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry,…

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KONE Describes Strong Half Year, Remaining Challenges

KONE Describes Strong Half Year, Remaining Challenges

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

In a financial report covering January-June 2021, KONE described strong financial performance and market recovery as it continues to navigate global supply-chain and pricing challenges. Orders grew by 16.2% in that timeframe to EUR2.41 billion (US$2.8 billion), and sales by 11% to EUR2.81 billion (US$3.29 billion). President and CEO Henrik Ehrnrooth said activity remains high…

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Indian Railways Seeks Last Section Of Land For Bullet Train

By Elevator World | July 23, 2021

Indian Railways, developer of India’s bullet train project, has acquired almost 95% of required land in Gujarat, India, but has not fully taken possession of needed land in Maharashtra, Yahoo News reported July 15, citing ANI. Briefing the media, Indian Railways Board CEO and Chairman Suneet Sharma said although needed land in Maharashtra has yet to be fully…

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NAESA Seeks Part-Time Instructors, Plans Annual Symposium

NAESA Seeks Part-Time Instructors, Plans Annual Symposium

By Elevator World | July 23, 2021

NAESA International is seeking individuals who are interested in becoming part-time instructors. The organization will also once again partner with the State of Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services to host its annual Wisconsin Elevator Symposium on September 30-October 1 in Lake Geneva. The event provides an opportunity for inspectors, mechanics, consultants and other…

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