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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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Grand Station Miami Approaches Completion

Grand Station Miami Approaches Completion

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

Construction on Grand Station Miami, a 31-story, 322-ft-tall residential tower located at 240 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s Central Business District (CBD) is expected to be complete in May 2021, Florida YIMBY reported on May 2. Construction has occurred alongside several other projects within the CBD in an effort to transform the neighborhood into a modern hub…

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‘World’s First’ Octagon-Shaped Residential Tower Approved

‘World’s First’ Octagon-Shaped Residential Tower Approved

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

Members of Birmingham City Council’s planning committee voted in favor of plans from Paradise Circus Ltd. Partnership for Octagon, part of the Paradise development, to build the “world’s first” purely octagonal residential tower, Birmingham Live reported on April 29. The 49-story tower built off Great Charles Street Queensway and Paradise Circus will be designed by Glenn Howells…

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Schindler Acquires Denver-Based CES

Schindler Acquires Denver-Based CES

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

Schindler has acquired Denver-based Colorado Elevator Solutions (CES), Florida-based Maven Group LLC, which facilitated the transaction, announced on May 4. CES founder and principal Scott Brugh said he is proud of the portfolio CES has built in the Denver area over the years. “With the addition of Schindler’s engineering expertise, we hope to provide the…

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One Bell Slip’s Façade Nears Completion in Greenpoint

One Bell Slip’s Façade Nears Completion in Greenpoint

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

Façade installation is nearing completion on One Bell Slip, a 31-story residential tower in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC, New York YIMBY reported on April 29. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 369-ft-tall structure will offer 413 units spread across 292,029 ft2, plus 992 ft2 of commercial space. The project is at the corner of Bell Slip and Commercial Street along…

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Elevator Falls Five Floors with Student Trapped Inside in NYC

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

An elevator in Brookdale Residence Hall of Yeshiva University in NYC fell five floors with a female Brookdale resident trapped inside on April 11, the student newspaper The Commentator reports. The student was stuck inside the elevator for about 45 min as the elevator fell from the fifth floor to the basement, then rose to the first…

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Construction of Salesforce Tower Nearing Halfway Point

Construction of Salesforce Tower Chicago Nearing Halfway Point

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

Construction on Salesforce Tower Chicago in River North (ELENET 836), known as Wolf Point South, is approaching the halfway mark, Chicago YIMBY reported on May 2. Rising 60 stories at 333 West Wolf Point Plaza, Wolf Point South is the final, US$800-million building in the three-part master plan known as Wolf Point. Hines is developing Salesforce Tower Chicago in partnership…

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TKE Acquires Albany Elevator in New York’s Capital Region

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

TKE has acquired Albany Elevator, a leading provider of modernization, maintenance, repair and installation services in the Albany, New York Capital Region for the past 21 years, the company announced on May 3. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Lift Business Advisors facilitated the transaction on behalf of Albany Elevator. The acquisition gives TKE a strong…

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