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Indian Authority to Build 22-Floor Building In SMS Hospital

By Elevator World | August 3, 2021

The Jaipur Development Authority (JDP) has started clearing ground to build the in-patient department (IDP) and Institute of Cardiology building at SMS Hospital in Jaipur, India, The Times of India reported in July. Tender has been issued to tear down the staff quarters and the cottage wards for construction. The groundbreaking will take place on August 15…

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Comment Period for Vancouver Tower Closes

Comment Period for Vancouver Tower Closes

By Elevator World | August 3, 2021

The public comment period for the 33-story residential development proposed for 1698 West Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver closed July 30, Vancouver is Awesome reports. The property was rezoned for the project in April and the development application phase required a public comment period. The Development Permit Board will announce a decision in October. The 100-m-tall proposal…

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Plans Announced for New Office Towers In Downtown Austin, Texas

Plans Announced for New Office Towers In Downtown Austin, Texas

By Elevator World | August 3, 2021

Austin, Texas-based developer Cielo Property Group is planning to build two high-rise office towers on a full city block near the Austin Convention Center downtown, Austin American-Statesman reported in July. The buildings could potentially add 1.6 million ft2 to the office market. The company hopes to acquire a site development permit by early next year and start construction…

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KONE Philippines Provides Sanitizing Solutions

KONE Philippines Provides Sanitizing Solutions

By Elevator World | August 3, 2021

KPI Elevators, Inc. (KONE Philippines) will outfit the yet-to-be-constructed Senate building in Taguig City and PRC Building in Pasay City, Philippines, with sanitizing solutions such as elevator air purifiers and self-disinfecting escalator handrails, addressing hygiene concerns people have about public spaces, BusinessWorld reports. The KONE Elevator AirPurifier helps improve air quality within elevators and reduce pollutants,…

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More Details on Tokyo Redevelopment Project Released

More Details on Tokyo Redevelopment Project Released

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

Additional details on Tokyo’s Uchisaiwaicho 1 Chome District Redevelopment project, which includes the Imperial Hotel, have been released, Japan Property Central reports. The project is spilt into three segments, the North block, Center block and South block, and 10 landowners and developers will be involved, including NTT Urban Development, Mitsui Fudosan, TEPCO Power Grid and the Imperial…

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CPSC, Manufacturer Reannounce Home-Elevator Recall

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and manufacturer Waupaca Elevator Co. of Appleton, Wisconsin, have reannounced an October 2018 recall and are warning consumers not to use Custom Lift 450# and 500# home-elevator models until an overspeed safety device is installed by a local dealer. The models were sold through dealers nationwide from 1979-2008,…

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CTBUH Announces New Organizational Structure, Leadership Changes

CTBUH Announces New Organizational Structure, Leadership Changes

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced a new model and leadership changes. CEO Dr. Antony Wood will be assuming the role of president and will assist in the selection of a new CEO, who will work with the board of trustees to “drive success and growth in all aspects of the Council’s operation,”…

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Cavinder Elevator Wins 2021 Myrtle Beach Honor

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

Cavinder Elevator Co. has been selected for the 2021 “Best of Myrtle Beach Award” in the Elevator Service, Repair & Installation category, the company announced on July 29. Each year, the Myrtle Beach Award Program identifies companies that have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. Winners are local companies that…

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Residential Skyscraper with TKE VT Tops Out In Hudson Yards

Residential Skyscraper with TKE VT Tops Out In Hudson Yards

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

451 Tenth Avenue, a 587-ft-tall, 45-story skyscraper in NYC’s Hudson Yards designed by Handel Architects and developed by Related Cos., topped out in July, New York YIMBY reports. TK Elevator (TKE), the official vertical-transportation (VT) provider for Hudson Yards, tells ELEVATOR WORLD the tower is served by nine gearless, two hydraulic twin-post, one hydraulic conventional and one…

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Condominium High Rise Announced In Downtown Lafayette

Condominium High Rise Announced In Downtown Lafayette

By Elevator World | July 30, 2021

Plans for a new, US$140-million high rise in downtown Lafayette, Louisiana, have been announced, Hot 107.9 reports. The development, called Seven16 Lafayette Tower, will be 240,000 ft2 and feature two 20-story towers. If built, it will be the tallest building in Lafayette at 260 ft. The first seven floors of each building will contain parking garages, the…

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