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Element Elevators Wins Six-Elevator Modernization Job

Element Elevators Wins Six-Elevator Modernization Job

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

Richmond Hill, Canada-based Element Elevators Inc. has been awarded a contract by Dufferin County (near Toronto) to modernize four hydraulic and two traction elevators. Element expects the project to start in the summer and be complete by early 2022. Element plans to incorporate GALaxy IV and eHydro controllers, cylinders and power units by iTi Hydraulik…

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KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 67 elevators for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza, a multitower, mixed-use development in Zhuhai, China, that will bring office space and multiple residential units to a waterfront site in southern China, the company announced on April 13. Zhuhai Huafa Plaza will include a 257-m-tall office tower and two residential skyscrapers…

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NYC’s Champion Elevator Acquires ARCTEC Elevator Service

NYC’s Champion Elevator Acquires ARCTEC Elevator Service

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

Champion Elevator Corp., headquartered in Manhattan, has acquired ARCTEC Elevator Service, Inc., a NYC-based provider of elevator service, repair, modernization and inspection, Champion announced in early April. Specializing in mid-market elevators in the NYC area, ARCTEC was founded in 1996. Former owners Chris Liakos and Renzo Carcich are introducing employees and customers and handling day-to-day…

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Developer Requests Increase in Sydney Tower Height

Developer Requests Increase in Sydney Tower Height

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Developer Lendlease has applied to increase the height of a planned residential tower by eight stories, The Urban Developer reported on April 1. The additional levels for the tower will provide an additional 32 apartments below the penthouse levels. The additional stories will create a 5,650 m2 extension and give the building a height increase from 208 m…

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Unstudio Helping Design Office Tower in Poland

Unstudio Helping Design Office Tower in Poland

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio is working with Projekt Polsko-Belgijska Pracownia Architektury to build a 174-m-tall skyscraper, World Architecture News reported on April 7. Located next to the former headquarters of the Bellona publishing house, the new tower will be connected by a common lobby, in a design uncommon on the Polish market. The 40-story, 47,000-m2 office tower will…

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Hoist Set to Come Down At 111 West 57th Street

Hoist Set to Come Down At 111 West 57th Street

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Exterior work at 111 West 57th Street in NYC moved a step closer to completion recently when construction crews began disassembling the exterior lift on the 1,428-ft-tall residential supertall on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, New York YIMBY reports. The tower, designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group and Spruce Capital Partners, is the…

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Lerch Bates India Announces Transitions in Leadership

Lerch Bates India Announces Transitions in Leadership

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Lerch Bates India Pvt. Ltd. announced the naming of Bharat Vishnani to managing director, effective March 15, and the retirement of previous Managing Director Amit Maitra and Chairman Raj Bajaaj. Vishnani joined Lerch Bates India under the mentorship of Maitra, who will continue as managing director through June. Maitra and Bajaaj formed Lerch Bates India…

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Façade Installation has Begun at 451 10th Avenue

Façade Installation has Begun at 451 10th Avenue

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

Façade installation has begun at 451 10th Avenue in Hudson Yards, New York YIMBY reported on April 8. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Related Cos., the 45-story tower is rising from an L-shaped plot at the corner of 10th Avenue and West 35th Street. Recent photos show the first set of tall glass panels going up on the eastern elevation.…

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EESF Holds Virtual AGM

EESF Holds Virtual AGM

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) held its annual general meeting (AGM) virtually on March 25, with approximately 15 in attendance. As attendees watched a PowerPoint presentation, Executive Director Shawn Cowden and Program Director Laurie Dueitt provided updates on various programs, sharing that visits to the “Safe-T-Riders” website for children increased in 2020, with 214,000…

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Hitachi Elevator (China) Hosts VT Safety Events for Children

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

To recognize Public Health Safety and Education Day for Primary and Secondary School Students on March 29, Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd., held 25 vertical-transportation (VT) educational events in nine cities across China. Led by Hitachi Elevator volunteers, junior safety officers shared information with classmates about the safe use of elevators and escalators, as well…

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