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Busy market generates work for construction and vertical-transportation industries.

Busy market generates work for construction and vertical-transportation industries

By Elevator World | July 1, 2021

KONE Providing Lifts, Escalators for London High Rise KONE has won an order to supply 15 custom-made elevators and escalators for the new “Arbor” office building at Western Yards, phase one of the Bankside Yards mixed-use development in London, the company announced in April. Located along the South Bank of the River Thames between Blackfriars…

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Contracts buoy optimism

Contracts buoy optimism

By Elevator World | July 1, 2021

Maspero Elevatori Handling VT Portion of UN European HQ Maspero Elevatori has been awarded a more-than-EUR2.8-million (US$3.4-million) contract for the vertical-transportation (VT) portion of renovation of the historic Palais des Nations, the United Nations (UN) European headquarters (HQ) in Geneva, Switzerland, the Italian OEM announced in May. VT work is scheduled to start in October.…

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Swearings-in at association join rail and tall building plans made for London.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

LEIA Announces New Leadership The Lift and Escalator Industry Association (LEIA) recently announced Alastair Stannah, managing director of Stannah Lifts, and Paul Turner, technical director of Schindler U.K. and Ireland, as its new president and vice president, respectively. Stannah has been with the family business for more than 20 years and heads its new lift…

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Mainland high-rise news includes contracts let

Mainland high-rise news includes contracts let

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

Tall residential buildings planned, and timber being used in high rises. High-Rise Residences Multiply in Moscow Low interest rates, government-backed cheap mortgages and lockdown exemptions for construction companies are fueling a high-rise residential construction boom in Moscow, The Moscow Times reported in February. Citing data from Capital Group, the source observed more residential units in…

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Industry shopping and contract join Manchester and Birmingham development news

Industry shopping and contract join Manchester and Birmingham development news

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

Schmersal Introduces “Webshop” The Schmersal Group has unveiled a new “webshop” for customers in the U.K. and Ireland. It links Schmersal’s online catalog to an automated ordering and shipping system, “creating a convenient and secure purchasing tool available to customers around the clock,” according to the Malvern, U.K.-based company. Approximately 6,000 safety and automation products,…

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Acquisition, transitions, events and more in the recovering continent

Acquisition, transitions, events and more in the recovering continent

By Elevator World | March 1, 2021

Acquisition, transitions, events and more in the recovering continent.

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New Elevator Eases Access to Athens Acropolis

By Elevator World | February 1, 2021

A new, wheelchair-accessible elevator was put into service at the Athens Acropolis on December 3, 2020, according to the Greek Reporter. With its glass cab, the elevator will allow riders to see nearly unobstructed views of Athens. The bottom landing sits at the ancient promenade on the north slope of the Acropolis, and riders are…

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Journal Reports on Coronavirus/Elevators Study

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

The professional journal Indoor Air published a report in September detailing an investigation into how long aerosol droplets of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 persist in hospital elevators and offered specific measures to reduce the risk of transmitting the disease. The investigators, funded by the University of Amsterdam, using a special spray nozzle that could…

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Otis in La Défense, Paris

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Double-Deck Elevators for Alto Tower Otis’ first SkyRise® double-deck elevators in France are part of a vertical-transportation (VT) system serving the new 150-m-tall Alto Tower, a 38-story office tower developed by Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and La Défense Public Development Agency in the La Défense business district (ELEVATOR WORLD, September 2018). Designed by IF Architects,…

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Appointments contracts and project news from Italy to Ireland

Appointments, contracts and project news from Italy to Ireland

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

Schindler Names Simeon-Aissaoui to Group Executive Committee Schindler Holding AG has appointed Sabine Simeon-Aissaoui, head of supply chain Europe, to its group executive committee responsible for its escalators supply chain, effective January 1, 2021. She succeeds Egbert Weisshaar, who is retiring after more than 27 years with Schindler. The group executive committee now consists of…

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