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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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21-Story Build-to-Rent Development Planned in Perth

21-Story Build-to-Rent Development Planned in Perth

By Elevator World | April 7, 2021

Headed by President Michael Streicker, US-based Sentinel Real Estate plans to build a 21-story, 17,221-m2 development in Perth, Australia, made up of 175 apartments above a three-story multiuse podium, according to The Urban Developer. This build-to-rent project, known as Element 27, will be located on the corner of West Coast Highway and Manning Street. Its second of three…

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Twin-Tower Project Approved for Sydney’s CBD

Twin-Tower Project Approved for Sydney’s CBD

By Elevator World | April 7, 2021

Following the Sydney Planning Committee’s approval, a twin-tower, 80-story skyscraper project on Pitt Street comprising 592 apartments and a hotel is expected to transform the Sydney CBD’s skyline, The Urban Developer reports. Private developer Han Group is behind the AUD727-million (US$556-million) project spanning eight sites in Sydney. The development application calls for site demolition and construction of…

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Apartment Tower for Chicago’s Fulton Market District

Apartment Tower for Chicago’s Fulton Market District

By Elevator World | April 7, 2021

A team led by Chicago’s Fulton Street Cos. wasted no time filing plans for a 32-story, 433-unit apartment tower on West Fulton Street north of Lake Avenue after the city opened the area for new housing in February, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported in March, citing Crain’s. Among the tallest buildings in what Fulton…

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Cavinder Elevator Plans Charity Golf Event In Myrtle Beach

Cavinder Elevator Plans Charity Golf Event In Myrtle Beach

By Elevator World | April 6, 2021

Cavinder Elevator Co., headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, plans to hold its 4th annual Battle of the Bars Charity Golf Scramble on July 19 at Arrowhead Country Club in Myrtle Beach. An awards ceremony is set to immediately follow the tournament at Bar Louie — Broadway at the Beach. A pre-tournament meet-and-greet including live music is scheduled…

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Japanese City to Forbid Walking, Running on Escalators

Japanese City to Forbid Walking, Running on Escalators

By Elevator World | April 6, 2021

Lawmakers in Saitama, Japan, passed an ordinance on March 26 forbidding passengers from walking or running on escalators, mothership reports. Although likely to not carry any penalty if breached, the ordinance is set to become effective on October 1. Railway operators and others have pushed for passengers to stand on escalators and hold handrails for years, despite…

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LIFTEX 2022 Set for October 12-13 in London

LIFTEX 2022 Set for October 12-13 in London

By Elevator World | April 6, 2021

LIFTEX organizer the Lift & Escalator Industry Association announced the event will take place on October 12-13 at ExCeL in London. Originally planned for May 2022 but postponed due to the pandemic, LIFTEX takes place every three years and serves as a showcase for the lift and escalator industry. It is aimed at installers, specifiers,…

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Served by Schindler VT, Jakarta’s First Supertall Tops Out

Served by Schindler VT, Jakarta’s First Supertall Tops Out

By Elevator World | April 6, 2021

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) announced on March 31 that Autograph Tower, the first supertall in Jakarta, Indonesia, topped out at 383 m. Served by a Schindler vertical-transportation (VT) system (ELENET 617), Autograph anchors the Thamrin Nine mixed-use development and is linked via a retail podium with the 300-m-tall Luminary Tower, also designed by KPF. “Layered…

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Elevator Repairs Underway at Vernon, Canada, Car Park

By Elevator World | April 5, 2021

Work to upgrade a pair of elevators at a parking garage in Vernon, Canada, began on April 1, with the CAD200,000 (US$160,000) project expected to wrap up in mid-June, the Lake Country Calendar reported on March 31.  The project is considered a much-needed initiative to repair the two lifts. Motorists will continue to have access to the…

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