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Big Apple Rising

By Elevator World | November 1, 2018

New York YIMBY provides project updates from Hudson Yards and across the boroughs. Hudson Yards Second-Tallest Building Near Completion The 92-story, 1,009-ft.-tall 35 Hudson Yards (ELEVATOR WORLD, April and October 2014, and October 2016), the second-tallest building in the Hudson Yards development, is headed toward a 2019 completion, with new renderings that reveal stunning residential…

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Big Willis Tower news, a new office building and VT improvements at a CTA station

By Elevator World | November 1, 2018

Willis Tower Renovation Centerpiece Gets Name, Tenants The five-story, 300,000-sq.-ft. addition to Willis Tower, the centerpiece of a US$668-million renovation being undertaken by Blackstone Group, has a name and tenants, Crain’s Chicago Business reported. Catalog, an homage to the 110-story building’s past as Sears’ headquarters, will be anchored by a 14,000-sq.-ft. food hall operated by…

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Vantage (GAL)

By Elevator World | November 1, 2018

Bronx-based manufacturer brings together business units, taps regional VP. GAL Becomes Vantage Elevator Solutions GAL Manufacturing Corp., headquartered in Bronx, New York, announced in September it has brought together its six business units — GAL Manufacturing Corp., GAL Canada, Hollister- Whitney Corp., Courion, Bore-Max and Elevator Controls — under a newly formed operating company, Vantage…

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Boston’s Third-Tallest Tower Tops Out on Back Bay

By Elevator World | October 1, 2018

The 61-story, 742-ft.-tall Hotel and Private Residences on Dalton Street, also known as One Dalton (ELEVATOR WORLD, April 2013), topped out in August on Boston’s Back Bay, Curbed Boston reported. Containing 215 hotel rooms and 160 condominiums, the development is the tallest new tower to open in Boston since 200 Clarendon in 1976. The source…

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New York-based supplier, consulting firm make big personnel moves.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2018

Sipala Named President of Master Elevator Components Michael Sipala has been named president of Master Elevator Components, Inc., headquartered in Long Island City (LIC), New York, and will assume an ownership position soon, the board of directors announced. Sipala brings many years of experience in the elevator-parts business, having held positions at Adams Elevator, New…

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Knoxville Council Greenlights Sunsphere Elevator Upgrades

By Elevator World | October 1, 2018

The City Council in Knoxville, Tennessee, unanimously approved US$2.5 million in funding to upgrade the 266-ft.-tall Sunsphere, with most of the funds going toward repair of the structure’s elevators, Knox News reported. The Sunsphere, a steel-trussed structure topped with a gold-colored glass sphere, was built for the 1982 World’s Fair, and today houses offices and…

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Projects abound in New York City (NYC) and across the Hudson in Newark.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2018

US$23.4-Million Elevator Project at Brooklyn MTA Station A US$23.4-million Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) project that includes installation of three handicapped- accessible elevators at Greenpoint Avenue station in Brooklyn was expected to start in September, with an anticipated completion in the third quarter of 2020, New York YIMBY reported. There will be one elevator between the…

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Kudos and Growth

By Elevator World | October 1, 2018

Accolades and milestones from around the country EW Wins Top Award in International TABPI Competition ELEVATOR WORLD, headquartered in Mobile, Alabama, took the top, Gold award in the Trade Association Business Publication International (TABPI) 2018 Tabbie Awards in the Regular Column category for a pair of On Camera submissions. Gold-winning entries were “3 World Trade…

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Ambitious Plan Would Transform Chicago’s North Side

By Elevator World | September 1, 2018

Chicago-based developer Sterling Bay unveiled its plan to transform at least 70 riverfront acres on the north side of Chicago into Lincoln Yards, which would include thousands of homes, along with offices, public parks and skyscrapers as tall as 70 stories, the Chicago Tribune reported. A community meeting in July drew hundreds and was standing-room…

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30-Story, Mixed-Use Tower Proposed in West Philadelphia

By Elevator World | September 1, 2018

EPG Urban Multifamily has proposed a 30-story tower with 420 apartments and 4,000 sq. ft. of retail for the Newman Center site in University City, west Philadelphia, Curbed Philadelphia reported. Located between two stone churches, the site is covered in asphalt. EPG would add landscaping and paving designed to manage stormwater and reduce heat. The…

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