Tampa company continues its acquisitions roll, and a Miami project progresses.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2020

Oracle Acquires Maryland-Based Landmark Elevator Tampa-based Oracle Elevator has acquired Landmark Elevator, the company announced in February. Landmark, a provider of service, modernization and new installation in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania, is a family-owned business founded in 2001. Oracle said the acquisition will be the foundation for its northeast expansion plans as it…

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A Tampa company grows, and tall residential buildings are planned in and around Miami.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2018

Oracle Acquires Atlanta’s Vertical Systems Tampa-headquartered Oracle Elevator announced in October it acquired Vertical Systems, Inc., based in Atlanta. It is Oracle’s 27th acquisition since its founding and seventh since 2017. The transition of Vertical Systems into Oracle’s new Atlanta branch is being led by Oracle’s Midwest Regional Vice President Jeff Hanson and Director of…

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Miami Mixed-Use Development on Track for 2019 Completion

By Elevator World | August 1, 2018

Midtown 8, a 28-story apartment tower connected to a 10-story parking garage with retail and rooftop amenities, has topped out in Midtown Miami, indicating the Wood Partners development is on track for a May 2019 completion, SkyRise Cities reported. Designed by Stantec with a sleek, boxy look, Midtown 8 will have 387 residences, 30,000 sq.…

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Developers Unveil Design for Tampa’s Future Tallest

By Elevator World | July 1, 2018

Developers have unveiled plans for Riverwalk Place, a mixed-use tower that, if built as planned, will be Tampa’s tallest building, the Tampa Bay Times reported in April. The US$350-million shimmering glass tower will hold offices, retail space and about 240 condominiums within its 50-plus stories. It would sit on a site once promoted as the…

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Schindler Destination Dispatch on Carnival’s New, Largest Ship

By Elevator World | June 1, 2018

Florida-headquartered Carnival Cruise Lines’ Horizon, the largest vessel in its fleet, is the first to be outfitted with a destination-dispatch elevator system, Travel Weekly reported. Carnival tells ELEVATOR WORLD Schindler provided the system. Carnival officials told the source passengers are “curious and cautious” with the system for the first few days, then find it very…

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Private Elevator Entry, Views Distinguish Miami Condo Tower

By Elevator World | May 1, 2018

Private elevator entry into each condominium and expansive glass terraces that take full advantage of views are among features aimed at attracting buyers to the 47-story Una tower planned at 175 SE 25th Road on the Brickell waterfront in Miami, Curbed Miami reported. The developers are OKO Group and Vlad Doronin, in partnership with real-estate…

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Activity indicates growth, and Miami gets a new landmark.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2018

Mitsubishi Electric Opens Central Florida Office Mitsubishi Electric U.S., Inc. Elevator & Escalator Division has opened its 10th office nationwide, in Tampa, Florida, citing central Florida’s strong construction market and Tampa’s rising skyline. The company noted Forbes and other national business publications consistently rank the Tampa Bay area, which includes Tampa, St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater…

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Tall-building completions in Miami, St. Petersburg

By Elevator World | March 1, 2018

43-Story Apartment Tower Tops Out in Miami Worldcenter CAOBA, a 43-story apartment tower developed by CIM Group and Falcone Group, has topped out in Miami Worldcenter in downtown Miami, marking a major step forward for what is “one of the largest urban development projects underway” in the U.S., Florida Construction News reported. It is the…

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NEII Field Safety Committee Meets in Florida

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

thyssenkrupp hosted the winter meeting of the National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII®) Field Safety Committee in Coral Springs, Florida, in early November 2017. In Larry Leadingham’s absence, Austin Bacack was host. Corey Ward of KONE was reelected chairman. The meeting was joined by Mike Langer of the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) in an…

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Turkish Firm’s Tulip-Inspired Tower for Downtown Miami

By Elevator World | December 1, 2017

Turkish developer Okan Group plans to build a 73-story, 966-ft.-tall mixed-use tower in downtown Miami called The Sterling, Miami Today reported. Set to contain a 300-room hotel, approximately 360 residences, commercial, retail and office space, The Sterling was recommended for approval by the Urban Development Review Board in October. Its design, inspired by the shape…

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