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Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

By Elevator World | September 15, 2021

Just as the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in NYC prompted significant changes in skyscraper design, the COVID-19 pandemic of the past couple of years and ongoing concerns about climate change are likely to have an impact on new tall buildings over the next 20 years, experts told Dezeen in a recent article.…

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Yacht Design Includes “Sky Elevator”

Yacht Design Includes “Sky Elevator”

By Elevator World | September 15, 2021

U.S.-based Norwegian designer Kurt Strand has revealed a concept for a 161-m Viking-inspired sailing superyacht named Norway with a “sky elevator” hidden inside the middle mast and capable of whisking guests 340 ft above the water, BOAT International and others report. Norway features 96-m-high carbon fiber Falcon rig masts with 6000 m2 of sails covered in flexible solar…

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9/11 Prompted Design of OEO Elevators in Charlotte

9/11 Prompted Design of OEO Elevators in Charlotte

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

The Bank of America Tower at Legacy Union in Charlotte, North Carolina, features elevators that emerged within the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks: re-engineered lifts that help evacuate people in fire emergencies, WCNC reported on September 10. The 33-story building, which opened in 2019, was built with Schindler’s Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) elevators. These units feature…

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Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corp., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has received an order for 67 units of elevators and escalators in the Philippines for the development of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Phase 1 project as its first railway system project, MarketScreener reports. The NSCR is part of an overall initiative by the Philippine government to expand…

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First Escalator Serving New Indian Rail Station Unveiled

First Escalator Serving New Indian Rail Station Unveiled

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

The first escalator serving Siddhivinayak Metro Station, part of Mumbai Metro Line 3, or MML-3, on India’s west coast is now operational, The Free Press Journal reports. Mumbai Metro Rail Corp. (MMRC) Managing Director Ranji Singh Deol observed work was done in only 18 days, and the unit was unveiled during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration on September…

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Schindler Robot Technology Debuts In Middle East

Schindler Robot Technology Debuts In Middle East

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

The Schindler Robotic Installation System for Elevators (Schindler RISE) is being debuted in the Middle East for the construction of the Uptown Tower, a 340-m-tall skyscraper in Dubai’s Uptown district, Khaleej Times reports. The autonomous and self-climbing robot will travel up the 78 levels of the tower to measure and drill precision holes accurately. The robot will…

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School Awaits Inspection Approval to Use New Elevators

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

While students and teachers at Mountain View High School (MVHS) in Mountain View, California, have new, two-story building additions, they are dealing with some frustration: the buildings’ elevators have yet to be usable, three weeks into the new school year, Oracle reports. Mike Mathiesen, associate superintendent of the school’s Business Services, said installation of the elevators was…

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NYC Class-A Office Tower Renovations in The Works

NYC Class-A Office Tower Renovations in The Works

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

Building owner Paramount Group plans to redevelop 60 Wall Street, a class-A office tower in NYC’s Financial District, the company recently announced. A 1.6 million-ft2, 47-story tower, 60 Wall Street was designed in 1989 by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates. The building’s vertical-transportation system, for which modernization bids are being sought, comprises 26 passenger elevators, three…

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KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 53 elevators for Commerz III, a 50-story, premium commercial tower under development in Mumbai, India, the company announced on September 9. The order includes 42 of KONE’s MiniSpace® and 11 MonoSpace® elevators that will travel 223 m at speeds of up to 6 m/s. The vertical-transportation system will…

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CTBUH Study Finds 84% Of Tall Buildings Have Been Constructed After 9/11

CTBUH Study Finds 84% Of Tall Buildings Have Been Constructed After 9/11

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

CTBUH released its latest study, The Global Impact of 9/11 on Tall Buildings, as part of the “Tall Buildings in Numbers” series, the company announced in a press release. The study reveals that 84% of buildings 200 m or taller were built after 2001. The study also finds that 86 of the 100 current tallest buildings in the…

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