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Campaigners Pledge to Boycott Proposed Towers In London

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

Developer Ariel Real Estate is proposing to partly demolish the Walnuts Shopping Centre on High Street in Orpington, London, and build in its place residential units to be spread across 19-story and 24-story buildings, along with 1,000 flats. The redevelopment would transform the town center, but a petition, already signed by 500 people, claims the…

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Mike Sisinni Retires From TEI Group

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

TEI Group has announced the retirement of Mike Sisinni. “It has been an honor to have him over the years,” said Mark Gregorio, president of TEI. “He has been an instrumental asset within the core of our modernization and construction business.” Sisinni joined the group almost 20 years ago as one of the only mechanics…

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Chicago Prize Promoters Hope to Save Building

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

The Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architectural Club invite all who possess an artistic vision and the desire to help preserve a potentially endangered structure to enter the 2021 Chicago Prize competition. Organizers say the State of Illinois Center — also known as the James R. Thompson Center — is facing the threat of…

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Otis’ Marks Receives Prestigious CED Leadership Award

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

Judy Marks, president and CEO of Otis, joins five leaders who include Moderna Chairman and co-founder Noubar Afeyan and CVS Health President and CEO Karen S. Lynch in receiving Committee for Economic Development (CED) 2021 Distinguished Leadership Awards. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, CED is a nonprofit public-policy center. Award winners were selected based on corporate…

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Garage Demolition Paves Way for Philadelphia Skyscraper

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

A 340-ft-tall, 27-story skyscraper is planned for 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, in Philadelphia in place of a parking garage that was recently demolished, Philadelphia YIMBY reports. The new building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will feature 298 units, along with retail space on the ground floor, and will be decorated with eye-catching cladding. Demolition…

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Chicago Building Managers Relax Elevator Restrictions

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

City officials and property managers in Chicago are relaxing COVID-19 restrictions as more people are being vaccinated, the Chicago Tribune reports. Among changes are restrictions on elevators, for which capacity had previously been capped at four passengers per cab. As use of vaccines grew, allowable elevator usage was increased to six, or 50% occupancy by weight. Now,…

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Penthouse In New Jersey’s Tallest Tower Sells for Record Sum

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

A 2,437-ft2 penthouse in the 99 Hudson condominium tower in Jersey City, at 900-plus ft the tallest building in New Jersey, sold for a Jersey City record sum of US$3.9 million, Jersey Digs was among outlets to report earlier this spring. Served by a Fujitec vertical-transportation system that includes 12 elevators and boasting views of the Midtown and…

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EW 2021 Photo Contest: Hit Us With Your Best Shot

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

If you’ve ever wanted to show off your artistic side, your chance has arrived with the ELEVATOR WORLD 2021 Photo Contest, with its ninth-annual version now open for submissions. Are you a vertical-transportation expert? Froilan Robas used his knowledge last year to win with an elevator photo. Know where to find a great machine or component?…

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Renderings for CTA Station Makeover Released

Renderings for CTA Station Makeover Released

By Elevator World | June 15, 2021

Renderings for a slated US $180-million makeover for the State/Lake Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) station in downtown Chicago have been released, the Chicago Sun Times reported in June. The remodel will make the station more accessible, double the current width of the platform and include an overhead glass canopy, four elevators and a walkway to connect the…

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Construction Contract Signed for Glasgow Build-to-Rent Tower

Construction Contract Signed for Glasgow Build-to-Rent Tower

By Elevator World | June 15, 2021

Build-to-rent developer Platform_ has signed a contract with contractor Graham to begin construction on a tower in Glasgow, Urban Realm reported in June. Designed by Keppie, the tower, called Central Quay, will be constructed on the bank of the River Clyde and will provide nearly 500 apartments across four blocks, with a 20-story tower rising above them.…

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