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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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Otis landing prestigious Willis Tower job leads a slew of news in the Windy City.

By Elevator World | July 1, 2018

Otis Chosen for Willis Tower Elevator Modernization Otis has been chosen by Equity Office to modernize the elevator system in Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower, which is undergoing a US$500-million makeover. The contract includes 83 elevators and 97 passenger cabs, which will be upgraded to SkyRise® units using the CompassPlusTM destination-management system. It also includes machine…

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TÜV SÜD chooses head of its British Isles segment; Garaventa and Wittur positions filled.

By Elevator World | June 1, 2018

Austin Named CEO of TÜV SÜD U.K. and Ireland Global technical service provider TÜV SÜD has named Brian Austin CEO for the U.K. and Ireland, a position that will make him responsible for seven specialty divisions with more than 600 employees and a total turnover of GBP55 million (US$78 million). He is replacing CEO Michael…

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Elevators to Bring Historic Bridge Into ADA Compliance

By Elevator World | June 1, 2018

A pair of elevators on either side of the historic Jefferson Avenue footbridge in Springfield, Missouri, would bring the attraction into compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Springfield News-Leader reported. City leaders are leaning toward the US$2.3-million plan, which would be funded primarily by federal grants and include lighting. Council members described…

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Chicago remains hot, as Milwaukee and Denver get taller.

By Elevator World | June 1, 2018

Tribune Tower Project Adds Chicago’s Second Tallest The developers who are transforming Chicago’s iconic, neo-Gothic Tribune Tower into condominiums and retail space have unveiled plans to build a sleek metal-and-glass supertall just northeast that would be the city’s second-tallest structure, the Chicago Tribune reported in April. Standing 1,422 ft. (433.4 m), the skinny, tapering shaft…

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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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High-profile contracts let and projects announced, plus a new initiative for safety in New York City (NYC).

By Elevator World | June 1, 2018

Schindler VT System to Serve One Vanderbilt One Vanderbilt, a skyline-defining building ELEVATOR WORLD has been watching closely (EW, December 2014; March, July and December 2015; and September 2016), now has a vertical-transportation (VT) partner in Schindler, with a contract awarded by construction manager AECOM Tishman Construction. The 58-story, 1.7-million-sq.-ft. office tower designed by Kohn…

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Upgrades on the way for Philadelphia, D.C. and Queens.

By Elevator World | June 1, 2018

WMATA Tests Color-Coded Escalator Handrails The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has begun testing color-coded escalator handrails to help direct Metro riders to the different lines, Washingtonian.com reported in April. The test, being conducted at the Fort Totten station, was undertaken based on a staffer’s suggestion, WMATA said. The escalator handrails, in green, yellow…

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Big announcements from UTC, Gustav Wolf and KONE

By Elevator World | June 1, 2018

UTC Unveils Center for Intelligent Buildings in Florida United Technologies Corp. (UTC) officials cut the ribbon in April on UTC’s US$115-million, 224,000-sq.-ft. Center for Intelligent Buildings in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, WLRN Public Radio reported. Bob McDonough, UTC Climate, Controls & Security president, observed the facility showcases features of the company’s heating, ventilation and air…

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OEM announces work in China, Middle East and North America.

By Elevator World | May 1, 2018

Large Order for Chinese Hospital KONE has landed an order to supply 148 elevators and 56 escalators to the Xi’an International Medical Building in Xi’an, China. Located in the Yellow River Basin in Shaanxi province, the facility will be among the largest of its kind in the world upon completion in 2020. The order includes…

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