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Demand for Elevators Increases in Georgetown Market

Demand for Elevators Increases in Georgetown Market

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, housing demand in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., has risen, and the biggest selling point in these homes is elevators, reported The Georgetowner on May 24. Almost all single-family homes in Georgetown are vertical, with two to three staircases, and a growing number of Georgetown residents are duo-professional families with young…

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Cuomo Announces East Side Access Construction Milestone

Cuomo Announces East Side Access Construction Milestone

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

On May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced completion of civil construction on the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) East Side Access megaproject. Outfitted with 17 high-rise Schindler escalators, including the longest in the MTA system at 182 ft, the project connects the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to a new, 350,000-ft2 passenger terminal under Grand Central Terminal in…

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Excavation Underway to Make Way for Brooklyn Supertall

Excavation Underway to Make Way for Brooklyn Supertall

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Excavation is underway to make way for a 941-ft-tall, 79-story mixed-use supertall designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill at 625 Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn, NYC, New York YIMBY reports. Developed by Rabsky Group, the 1.8 million-ft2 property will yield 902 residential units (25% affordable), 739,000 ft2 of office space, 60,547 ft2 of retail, an elementary school, a 350-spot underground parking…

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Elevator Accident in China Claims Life Of Teenager

Elevator Accident in China Claims Life Of Teenager

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Officials in southern China are investigating the death of a teenage girl who was killed when a suspected faulty elevator rose quickly and struck the top of the elevator shaft in May, Newsweek reported on May 26. A statement released by the office for industry and commerce in Zhanjiang said the passenger became trapped inside the elevator…

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Kettle Collective Designs World’s Second-Tallest Tower

Kettle Collective Designs World’s Second-Tallest Tower

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Scottish architecture practice Kettle Collective has unveiled designs for a 703-m-tall supertall skyscraper in St. Petersburg, Russia, which would be the second-tallest building in the world, Dezeen reported on May 26. Called Lakhta Centre II, the 150-story building would also have, at 590 m, the highest occupied floor in the world. The tallest building in the world is the…

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WAGO Hires New Business Development Specialist

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

WAGO, of Germantown, Wisconsin, announced in May that Michael Cuff has been hired as business development specialist for PCB & Electronic Interconnect. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, Cuff earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston and a master’s degree at Tufts in Medford. Cuff then worked at Dell…

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TKE Expands Canadian Presence with trio of Acquisitions

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

TKE expanded its reach in Canada with the acquisition of three Ontario companies specializing in elevator modernization, service and repair: Bay Elevator Ltd. of North Bay, Direct Elevator Service Ltd. of Barrie and True Canadian Elevator Maintenance Co. of Etobicoke, the company announced on May 26. The move brings more than 100 new employees to…

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Officials Seek Funds for Rawalpindi Hospital Lifts

Officials Seek Funds for Rawalpindi Hospital Lifts

By Elevator World | May 27, 2021

Authorities with the District Health Authority in Rawalpindi have asked the Punjab government to release funds for the installation of elevators at Wah General Hospital, Urdu Point reported in May. Health CEO Dr. Faiza Kanwal said that elevators are needed for the smooth functioning of the hospital, adding that patients and staff have been facing severe difficulty due to…

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U.K.-U.S. MoU Aims to Improve BIM

U.K.-U.S. MoU Aims to Improve BIM

By Elevator World | May 27, 2021

The U.S.-based National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work with the Centre for Digital Built Britain (CDBB) to develop the U.S. National Building Information Management (BIM) Program, NIBS announced on May 25. Under the two-year MoU, CDBB experts will assist NIBS in developing technical standards for…

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Deadline Approaching for IEES Abstract Submission

Deadline Approaching for IEES Abstract Submission

By Elevator World | May 27, 2021

Those interested in presenting a paper at this year’s International Elevator & Escalator Symposium (IEES), “The Future of Vertical Transportation in 2030,” planned for December 6-7 at the Hotel Okura Amsterdam, should submit a brief abstract including the following information: Name of author Company/organization affiliations Email address Title of paper Paper’s objectives Methodology employed Main results Conclusions…

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