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United Cabs Restructures, Expands and Taps a Leader

United Cabs Restructures, Expands and Taps a Leader

By Elevator World | May 10, 2021

A new entity, United Vertical Group, has been formed to represent United Cabs Inc.’s elevator cab products and United Metals Corp.’s hoistway entrance products, United Cabs announced this month. At the same time, the Long Island, New York-based company announced Laureen Rios as president of United Vertical Group. The restructuring comes in tandem with United…

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Pair of Pink Residential Towers Envisioned in Moscow

Pair of Pink Residential Towers Envisioned in Moscow

By Elevator World | May 7, 2021

A pair of 25- and 27-story pink residential towers is envisioned as part of the first stage of development of the ZIL-Yug territory in Moscow, ArchSovet reports. Designed by Buromoscow, EtalonProekt, the 32,000-m2 project is set to include a common base and an L-shaped open terrace area at the seventh level. Pearlescent pink aluminum panels and light woodgrain…

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US$2-Billion Mega-Project Could Reshape L.A.'s Arts District

US$2-Billion Mega-Project Could Reshape L.A.’s Arts District

By Elevator World | May 7, 2021

Pandemic-related shutdowns have hurt Los Angeles’ downtown streets and indicate long-term changes to office life, but builders are pressing ahead with major projects in the belief that the city still has a lot of room to grow when times get better, the Los Angeles Times reported in April. Among them, an Arts District cold-storage plant dating to…

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NYC Commission Approves Seaport District Plan

NYC Commission Approves Seaport District Plan

By Elevator World | May 7, 2021

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a plan to replace a 50-year-old parking lot between Water and Pearl streets in downtown Manhattan with a brick-and-stone tower, pushing forward a controversial design that would bring an influx of residential units to the South Street Seaport Historic District, NY1 reported on May 4. The proposed tower, from the Howard…

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In Memoriam: Keith Jenkins

In Memoriam: Keith Jenkins

By Elevator World | May 7, 2021

Keith Jenkins, a resident of Montreal and founder of Canadian elevator consultancy KJA Consultants Inc., passed away in February at age 83. Widely regarded as a pioneer in the elevator consulting profession, Jenkins was a contemporary and associate of ELEVATOR WORLD founder William C. Sturgeon. Jenkins and his projects were featured often in EW throughout…

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Birmingham, U.K., Project "to Create 1,000 Jobs"

Birmingham, U.K., Project “to Create 1,000 Jobs”

By Elevator World | May 6, 2021

The Woodbourne Group, developer of the £360-million (US$500-million) Curzon Wharf project that would include Birmingham’s tallest building, says the development would create about 1,000 jobs, BBC News reported in March. The three towers, including two skyscrapers, are being built at Dartmouth Circus, the source said, adding that developers target making the scheme a world-first in carbon-neutral…

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Research Paper on Elevator Arrival Times Published

By Elevator World | May 6, 2021

Elevator transport capability is the focus of a research paper titled “When will an elevator arrive?” published in April in the Journal of Statistical Mechanics, Eurekalert reported on May 3. Physicist Zhijie Feng, a graduate student at Boston University, and Santa Fe Institute Professor Sidney Redner made a simple “toy” model, and their minimum-variable simulation made the following…

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KONE Americas taps Coleman as DE&I Director

KONE Americas taps Coleman as DE&I Director

By Elevator World | May 6, 2021

KONE Americas has tapped Renia Coleman director of diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I), the OEM announced on May 4. She will be based at KONE Americas’ headquarters in Lisle, Illinois, and report directly to Nicole Manzo, senior vice president of Human Resources at KONE Americas. In her new role, Coleman will oversee, guide and drive…

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AEG Acquires Abell Elevator International

AEG Acquires Abell Elevator International

By Elevator World | May 6, 2021

American Elevator Group (AEG) announced on May 3 the acquisition of Abell Elevator International, which serves customers throughout Kentucky and North Carolina. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Abell Elevator was founded in 1910. It was acquired by industry veteran Kent Lloyd in 1976. The company specializes in installation, maintenance, modernization and repair of all types of…

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40-ft Fall from Escalator Leaves Boy with Broken Leg

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

A 12-year-old boy trying to “ride an escalator rail” at a shopping center in Tver, Russia, broke his leg after falling 40 ft during the incident, Metro reported on May 1. The boy was apparently pulled over the edge of the escalator at the shopping center near Moscow after his coat got stuck in the mechanism. He…

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