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Lecturers Invited to Present Papers at VFA Forum Interlift

Lecturers Invited to Present Papers at VFA Forum Interlift

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

Those interested in presenting papers at next year’s VFA Forum interlift should submit a brief abstract to akademie@vfa-interlift.de. Each presented paper should last about 20 min. and will be followed by a five-min. discussion. The deadline for submissions is October 15, and accepted lecturers will be informed by mid-December. Because of the ongoing pandemic, VFA Forum…

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Seven Rescued from Cement Plant Elevator

Seven Rescued from Cement Plant Elevator

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

Firefighters were called out on April 5 to rescue seven people trapped inside an elevator at a cement plant near Lancaster, California, KGET reports. The Kern County Fire Department Emergency Communications Center received reports of multiple people trapped inside the elevator at the National Cement Co. around 4 p.m. The elevator was stuck between the third and…

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31-, 11-Story Residential Towers For Liverpool Waterfront

31-, 11-Story Residential Towers For Liverpool Waterfront

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

The Liverpool Council approved Peel and Your Housing Group’s plan for 278 homes in 31- and 11-story towers on William Jessop Way on the waterfront in Liverpool, U.K., the Liverpool Echo reports. The city-center site was once intended for Shanghai Tower, which, at 50 stories, would have been part of the huge Liverpool Waters masterplan and the…

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In Memoriam: John 'Jack' Durange Jr.

In Memoriam: John ‘Jack’ Durange Jr.

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

John “Jack” Durange, Jr. of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, a longtime member of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), passed away on April 4 surrounded by his family, the Gettysburg Times reports. He was 58. Durange, born February 22, 1963, in Baltimore, was drawn to electronics and joined IUEC in 1981. It was here that he became…

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Structural Steel Assembly Rises with Toronto Tower

Structural Steel Assembly Rises With Toronto Tower

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

A landmark office tower has begun rising at the intersection of Front and Simcoe streets in Toronto’s Financial District, Urban Toronto reported on April 5. The 46-story tower by Cadillac Fairview will stand out at its site, 160 Front Street West, showing off a design by AS+GG Architecture of Chicago working with Toronto-based B+H Architects and featuring…

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Work Continues at Two Manhattan West

Work Continues at Two Manhattan West

By Elevator World | April 8, 2021

Construction work continues apace on Two Manhattan West, a 935-ft-tall commercial skyscraper in NYC’s Midtown West (ELENET 819), New York YIMBY reported on April 6. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story office tower stands at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue. The US$2-billion tower will hold approximately 2…

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More Smartrise C4 Controllers Installed

By Elevator World | April 8, 2021

Smartrise has announced three new projects where the company’s C4 controller has been installed. In Houston, C4 controllers at the six-story Ben Taub Hospital will assist the more than 80,000 emergency patients coming through the door each year. On NYC’s Upper East Side, a 20-story apartment tower at 501 East 79th Street will use Smartrise…

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Texas Rangers’ Ballpark Features 37 VT Units From TK

By Elevator World | April 8, 2021

Texas Rangers fans enjoying the April 2021 season home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, were treated to ease of movement thanks to the 24 elevators and 13 escalators installed by TK Elevator at the new, US$1.2-billion ballpark, the company said on April 7. The 37 vertical-transportation (VT)…

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Right Way Elevator Joins American Elevator Group

By Elevator World | April 8, 2021

American Elevator Group (AEG) has confirmed its investment in Florida-based Right Way Elevator Maintenance as the first of several planned acquisitions throughout the southern United States, the company announced on April 6. Established in 2012, Right Way specializes in maintenance, modernization and repair of all types of elevators. Led by company President and CEO Ryan…

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Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

By Elevator World | April 7, 2021

Emergency responders were called to cut a woman free after she became trapped on an escalator on the Gold Coast in Australia, 9 News reported on April 6. The woman reportedly slipped while riding the escalator, and her top then becoming stuck on the standing grill. She was taken to a hospital after the ordeal.   She was…

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