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Fatal Indiana Elevator Accident Under Investigation

By Elevator World | May 10, 2021

Indiana State investigators with the Department of Homeland Security and the Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) are looking into how and why a 67-year-old man died in an elevator accident on April 29 at a Catholic school in Connersville, Indiana, according to a report from 13WTHR on May 3. Investigators say the man worked as…

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In Memoriam: Briane Hartley

In Memoriam: Briane Hartley

By Elevator World | May 10, 2021

Briane Hartley, who founded elevator supplier Door Guard Inc. in Pittsburgh in 2005, passed away peacefully in April at age 73. Hartley lived in Sun City Center, Florida. Survivors include his wife, Lynne; children, Aaron, Jason and Tracey; and seven grandchildren. Lynne Hartley continues to lead Door Guard. The company said on LinkedIn that Hartley,…

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Basel Miami to Serve Multiple Purposes

Basel Miami to Serve Multiple Purposes

By Elevator World | May 10, 2021

Bly’s Plank Inc. has tapped Jo Palma of renowned architectural firm PALMA, the designer behind Dubai’s twisting Cayan Tower, to design a 36-story mixed-use glass skyscraper called The Basel at 205 Southwest Third Street in Downtown Miami, Florida YIMBY reported on May 7. The property is located within what is deemed an opportunity zone that is planned…

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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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