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Towers, “Green District” Central to Seoul Valley Plan

By Elevator World | February 1, 2021

In November 2020, Copenhagen-based architecture firm Henning Larsen released the design for Seoul Valley, a 360,600-m2 mixed-use development planned for the center of Seoul. With an aim to create a “vibrant green district” in the city center, Seoul Valley will combine office, retail, lodging and residential components within a public podium. The development will have…

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News from Ontario, Toronto and CECA

By Elevator World | February 1, 2021

KJA Advising on VT to Serve Proposed Ontario Line KJA Consultants, Inc. Chief Operating Officer Rob Isabelle tells ELEVATOR WORLD the consultancy is helping plan the vertical-transportation (VT) system for the proposed 15.5-km-long Ontario Line, which will include more than 300 elevators and escalators. The CAD10.9-billion (US$8.4-billion) rapid-transit project of the Government of Ontario is…

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Hitachi and KONE bring hundreds of units to Xiong’an New Area, Beijing and Shenzhen.

By Elevator World | February 1, 2021

Hitachi (China) Delivers First of 361 Elevators for Project Hitachi Elevator (China) took part in a ceremony in December 2020 to mark delivery of the first of 361 elevators it will provide for Group B2, a large residential development in the Rongdong District of Xiong’an New Area, the company announced. Group B2 is a resettlement…

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Acquisition, hire, partnerships and more from around the world

By Elevator World | February 1, 2021

Cibes Lift Group Acquires U.K.’s Titan Elevators Gävle, Sweden-based Cibes Lift Group has acquired Titan Elevators of Sidcup, U.K., Global Legal Chronicle reported in December 2020. The move is to strengthen Cibes’ presence in the London area and mark an expansion of its U.K. business by adding modernization services and high-speed lifts to its offerings.…

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Iris Tower Ready for Brussels Civil Servants

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Most of the floors of the Iris Tower, a 32-story, 137-m-tall office tower in Brussels, were set to begin accommodating about 2,000 civil servants, RTBF.be reported in November 2020. Construction of the tower was launched in 2018 by property developer Ghelamco, when the project was called the Silver Tower. Brussels Minister Sven Gatz, in charge…

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BIM Software Now Integrates MULTI

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s MULTI system is now easier to integrate into building designs thanks to DigiPara’s automatic building information modeling (BIM) program, thyssenkrupp announced in November 2020. Using DigiPara’s Liftdesigner capabilities, building designers can now integrate MULTI early in the process. The new software enables 3D model configuration with only a few clicks, and designs and…

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A new association and pandemic-response technology for Chennai metro and Hyderabad airport join metro work.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Industry Association EECMAI Launches The Elevator & Escalator Component Manufacturers Association of India (EECMAI) registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on September 10, 2020. Members met virtually on September 19, 2020, and unanimously elected Suraj Thodimarath of Wittur president, Hiren Panchal of Apson Inc. vice president, Kumara Swamy of Monteferro secretary, Nayan Movaliya of…

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Schindler, thyssenkrupp and KONE are among newsmakers from around the region.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Schindler to Provide 74 Escalators for Riyadh Airport Schindler has won a contract to supply 74 escalators for a modernization project at Terminals 1, 2 and the Royal Terminal of King Khalid International Airport (KKIA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Trade Arabia reported in October 2020. Schindler signed the deal with the Riyadh Airports Co. (RAC)…

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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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Strong Hitachi and KONE presence manifests in large contracts.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Hitachi VT Bids to Provide 250 Elevators for Nine Projects Won Hitachi Elevator (China) has won bids to provide 250 elevators and related services for nine projects with the Shum Yip Group, Hitachi announced in November 2020. Shum Yip, wholly owned by Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, is a large enterprise group that focuses on real…

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