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Deco 969 Has Groundbreaking In Downtown Fort Worth, Texas

By Elevator World | October 22, 2021

A high-rise residential building in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, had its groundbreaking ceremony, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on October 19. The project, developed by Southern Land Co. and built by GDA Architects, is called Deco 969. It will be 27 stories tall and will cover a total area of 308,680 ft2. The…

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Designs Revealed for Olympic Park Towers In London

By Elevator World | October 22, 2021

Alison Brooks Architects has released designs for a 35-story tower and 14-story block in east London, Architects’ Journal reported in September. Located by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the buildings will make up part of the strip of land between the park and Westfield shopping center known as the International Quarter London. The high rises will be clad…

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Bengaluru FoB Lifts Bring Complaints from Pedestrians

By Elevator World | October 22, 2021

Despite the availability of elevator-equipped foot-overbridges (FoBs) in Bengaluru, India, many pedestrians prefer to cross dangerous, busy roads at grade level, The Times of India reports. Several reasons for avoiding FoBs were given, but chief among the attitudes expressed were that it’s usually quicker to just walk across the street. A college student who was seen crossing…

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Wittur Virtual Event to Discuss VT Components and More

By Elevator World | October 22, 2021

Vertical-transportation (VT) component manufacturer and supplier Wittur will present “Advancing the Elevator Industry,” a three-day virtual event for business partners to “discover the latest innovations, discuss the market trends, get to know your local Wittur organization and join in exciting unveiling of new breakthrough products.” The sessions, planned for October 26-28, will offer talks on…

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Permits Filed For Mixed-Use Building In Long Island City, Queens

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021

Permits have been filed for a 21-story mixed-use building in Long Island City, Queens, New York YIMBY reported on October 20. Located at 45-19 Davis Street, the proposal lists the development as being 229 ft tall and covering 62,001 ft2, with 61,512 ft2 devoted to residential space and 489 ft2 to commercial space. The building will have 82 residences…

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IGV Group Collaborates To Support Interior Design Students

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021

Italy’s IGV Group recently collaborated with the School of Design at Intituto Marangoni Milano to support students in the Master of Contemporary Design program. Under the artistic direction of architect and designer Carlo Colombo and IGV Art Director Giulio Cappellini, students took on the challenge of designing a lift to fit the style of a…

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MAD Architects’ Second U.S. Project: Biophilic “Star” In L.A.

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021

After completing its first U.S. project in August 2020 — the midrise, mixed-use Gardenhouse in Los Angeles’ Beverly Hills — MAD Architects plans to return to the city with the Star, a 22-story biophilic office building with a thin band around its exterior that creates the profile of an egg, The Architect’s Newspaper reports, citing the Los Angeles…

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KONE Wins 23-Unit High-Rise Project In Singapore

By Elevator World | October 21, 2021

KONE has been awarded a contract to equip 23 elevators for a new high-rise development planned at the former Keppel Towers site in Singapore, the company announced on October 20. The commercial development will comprise a 32-story Grade-A office tower and ancillary retail spaces. KONE will provide the redeveloped building with 17 of its MiniSpace™…

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New Warsaw Tower Features Well System Certification

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021

Construction has wrapped up on Warsaw Unit, a 45-story, 57,000-m2 office tower in Warsaw, Poland, that obtained pre-certification for the WELL v2 Core system, a multi-criteria building certification system that focuses on the comfort of people inside the building. In an October report, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) said developer Ghelamco was one of the first…

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CECA, TSSA to Present Townhall, Central Region Meeting

By Elevator World | October 19, 2021

The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) and Ontario’s Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) will preside over the CECA-TSSA Townhall and the CECA CR (Central Region) Meeting, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern Time on November 11, the organizations have announced. Focus of the townhall will be discussion of TSSA’s publication of its Code Adoption Document…

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