Tall-building activity throughout the mainland and beyond

By Elevator World | September 1, 2017

Largest-Ever Lift Modernization in Melbourne Rialto, an iconic office property at 525 Collins Street in Melbourne, is undergoing an AUS$200-million (US$134-million) upgrade that includes the largest lift modernization ever undertaken in Australia, according to Whitfield Rose Pty. Ltd., which handled design specifications. Otis is providing equipment for the elevator modernization, set to conclude in 2021.…

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Towers for Southport, Melbourne and Adelaide

By Elevator World | July 1, 2017

Southern Hemisphere’s Tallest Planned A 108-story mixed-use tower, which would be the tallest in the Southern Hemisphere, is part of the Imperial Square development planned in Southport by Azzura Corp., The Urban Developer reported. Taller than the 103-story Empire State Building in New York City, the structure would contain a university, 2,200 residential units, a…

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90-Story Residential Tower in Surfers Paradise, Australia

By Elevator World | June 1, 2017

Meriton hopes to break ground in June on a 90-story residential tower on the site of the 1960s-era International Beach Resort in Surfers Paradise, Australia, brisbanedevelopment.com reported. Designed by SJB Architects, the structure will contain approximately 570 apartments and boast a three-tiered configuration with colored glass panels. At 290-310 m tall, the building will be…

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Continent’s tall-building activity on upswing.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2017

Multiple Residential Towers Planned in South Melbourne Salvo Property Group has acquired the land and permits to build 46-, 43-, 27- and 21-story residential towers at 60-82 Johnston Street in South Melbourne, The Urban Developer reported. Located in Fisherman’s Bend close to the central business district (CBD), the project is part of an urban renewal…

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Two high rises each are intended for Perth, Brisbane.

By Elevator World | March 1, 2017

Trade Center Would Include Perth’s Tallest Skyscraper Private developers backed by the Australian government plan to build a World Trade Center that includes towers of 75 and 36 stories in Perth near the main railway station, msn reported. The 75-story structure would be the city’s largest and tallest building, and the overall project, situated on…

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Melbourne, Sydney see tower plans, topping out.

By Elevator World | February 1, 2017

Linked 70-Story Towers for Melbourne’s CBD SP Setia hopes to build a pair of 70-story, 254-m-tall towers linked by a curving skybridge at 308 Exhibition Street in the central business district (CBD) of Melbourne, Urban Melbourne reported. Designed by Cox Architecture and Fender Katsalidis, one tower would house a 500-plus-room hotel and the other more…

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Surfers Paradise, Melbourne receive towers full of residential space.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

“Unique, Attractive” Addition for Surfers Paradise Surfers Paradise on Australia’s Gold Coast is set to get an 89-story, 304-m-tall addition described by the Gold Coast city architect as “unique and attractive,” The Urban Developer reported. Developed by Forise Holdings of China, The Spirit will house approximately 480 apartments, more than that of the architectural landmark…

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Trio of Towers Greenlighted in Melbourne

By Elevator World | November 1, 2016

Officials in Melbourne, Australia, have approved a trio of towers that will include nearly 1,700 residences in the heart of the city’s central business district, World Architecture News reported. The first building in Melbourne Quarter will be the 40-story residential East Tower at 628 Flinders Street containing one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. Lendlease is the…

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Training firm’s launch, large Melbourne projects headline Down Under.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2016

LML Directors Launch New Business in Australia Richie Lobert and Dean Morgan, directors at LML Lift Consultants of Melbourne, Australia, have launched a new business, Vertical Ambition. The new endeavor provides classroom and onsite training for the vertical-transportation industry. Courses include basic technical training for facilities managers; advanced technical training for professionals holding formal trade…

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OEMs Tap New Leaders

By Elevator World | March 1, 2016

Global, regional changes put in place. Changes at the Top at Schindler Alfred N. Schindler, great-grandson of the cofounder of Schindler, Robert Schindler, announced that he plans to step down as chairman in 2017, prompting upper-management promotions. Current Chief Executive Silvio Napoli becomes a board member and chairman designate. Napoli will be replaced in April…

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