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U.K.’S HS2 to Invite Bids on Final Station In First Phase

By Elevator World | June 4, 2021

HS2, the U.K.’s high-speed rail network, is expected to invite bids for the Interchange station at Solihull, a job expected to be worth up to GBP250 million (US$352.9 million) and the fourth and final station of phase one of the HS2 line, Building reports. Running between London and Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds, HS2 spans 330 mi. and…

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TKE to Participate In DOE’s Low Carbon Pilot

By Elevator World | June 4, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE), through its Middleton, Tennessee, facility, will participate in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Low Carbon Pilot, a project in which the OEM further commits to achieving net-zero carbon by 2050, the company announced June 3. In working with DOE, TKE is participating through the Better Buildings Initiative. The goal of the…

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Elevator Industry Fourth Covid-19 Survey Results Analysis

By Elevator World | June 4, 2021

Elevator World, Inc., the German elevator association VFA Interlift e.V. and fair organizer AFAG, in association with Credit Suisse, recently shared results of their fourth survey of elevator industry representatives on current industry status and future business outlook during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey received nearly 400 responses, compared with 600 in the third iteration (ELENET 875),…

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Fatalities Prompt NYC DoD Zero-Tolerance Safety Sweeps

By Elevator World | June 4, 2021

After three workers were killed on the job in the past three weeks in NYC, the city’s Department of Buildings (DoB) plans to launch safety sweeps of thousands of major construction sites with “zero tolerance” for unsafe conditions, Real Estate Weekly was among outlets to report on June 1. DoB Commissioner Melanie La Rocca described the fatalities…

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Milwaukee Tower Receives Initial Approval

Milwaukee Tower Receives Initial Approval

By Elevator World | June 3, 2021

The Historic Third Ward Architectural Review Board recently approved a proposal for a 295-unit luxury apartment tower in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward that would rise 32 floors — a height roughly three to four times that of many of the neighborhood’s older buildings, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on May 19. The development team says the location…

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Tokyo Officials Approve Twin-Tower Residential Project

Tokyo Officials Approve Twin-Tower Residential Project

By Elevator World | June 3, 2021

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported May 31 that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has granted approval for construction of the Toyomi District Type 1 Urban Redevelopment Project, a development that will feature twin 53-story condominiums at a planned height of about 189 m and a total of 2077 units. Plans call for a store, a ward…

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Toronto Tower Proposal Gives Appearance of Bubble Wrap

Toronto Tower Proposal Gives Appearance of Bubble Wrap

By Elevator World | June 3, 2021

A new proposal for 55 Yonge Street in downtown Toronto’s financial district would create a new, 66-story tower that combines office, retail and apartments into a single, skinny package with a wrapper featuring an irregular grid of ovals-in-rectangles that stretches up the tower like a sophisticated bubble wrap, The Globe and Mail reported on May 21.…

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TKE Joins Global Net-Zero Emission Effort

TKE Joins Global Net-Zero Emission Effort

By Elevator World | June 3, 2021

TKE is among companies committed to the Business Ambition for 1.5˚ campaign, led by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) in partnership with the U.N. Global Compact and the We Mean Business Coalition in an “urgent call-to-action for companies to ensure their (CO2) emissions will match with the 1.5˚ goal,” the OEM announced on May…

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KONE Acquires Detroit Elevator Co.

By Elevator World | June 3, 2021

KONE announced on June 1 that it has acquired the service and repair business of Detroit Elevator Co. in Ferndale, Michigan, including its operations throughout the greater Detroit area and stretching north and west to Flint and Grand Rapids. Detroit Elevator, founded in 1914, built its business on performing service, new installation, modernization and repair…

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Report Looks at Breakdowns, Including Elevators

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

Major equipment breakdown insurance companies are aligned to offer service in a report looking ahead five years, Newswires RSS reported May 26. The research publication, provided by Advance Market Analytics, is a 232-page report offering self-explained tables and charts with trends, drivers, restraints and opportunities. Key players profiled in the study are AXA (France), AIG (United States), Aviva…

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