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VDA Describes VT System Serving 11 Hoyt Street

By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Vertical-transportation (VT) consultancy VDA recently provided ELEVATOR WORLD with a detailed description of the elevator system serving the 51-story 11 Hoyt Street, architect Jeanne Gang’s first NYC skyscraper and one of the tallest buildings in Brooklyn (EW, June 2018). The 481-unit condominium building is served by elevators manufactured by Fujitec. The system consists of: Three…

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By Elevator World | January 1, 2021

Leaders tapped on the East Coast and in the Midwest Borwey Appointed NAESA International Executive Director James L. “Jim” Borwey, most recently manager of the Elevator, Boiler and Amusement Ride Bureau for the State of Iowa, has been appointed NAESA International executive director, NAESA President Christopher Shade announced in November. Filling a position previously held…

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News from Chicago YIMBY: residential and mixed-use towers proliferate

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

One Chicago Square’s Mixed-Used Skyscrapers Pass Halfway Mark Construction on the 74- and 49-story mixed-use towers comprising One Chicago Square (ELEVATOR WORLD, April 2020) at 1 West Chicago Avenue reached the halfway mark in October. JDL is the developer and Goettsch Partners and Hartshorne Plunkard Architecture are the designers of the US$850-million project near where…

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News from San Francisco YIMBY towers being planned and taking shape

News from San Francisco YIMBY: towers being planned and taking shape

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

Permits Filed for San Francisco Residential High Rise Developers have filed permits to build a 42-story residential building in San Francisco’s SoMa (South of Market) neighborhood, the source reported in October. The 444-ft-tall tower, at 95 Hawthorne Street and being developed by John Hancock Financial Services Co., will sport a design by architects Skidmore, Owings…

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The pandemic transit and tall towers throughout Manhattan

The pandemic, transit and tall towers throughout Manhattan

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

Coronavirus Impacts Seen in Construction Projections Pandemic-related woes have brought down high prospects for the NYC construction market, The Real Deal reported in October. Citing the New York Building Congress and New York Building Foundation, it said, “The pandemic has shaved US$16 billion off projected construction spending in 2020 and 2021” and that the congress…

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Companies and organizations tap leaders

By Elevator World | December 1, 2020

NAEC Names Executive Director, Deputy Director The Board of Directors (BoD) of the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) has named Rená B. Cozart executive director and Amanda Smith deputy director, the association announced in November. With more than 20 years’ experience in for-profit and nonprofit organizations, Cozart has served in numerous leadership roles, most…

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Tall towers in North Carolina, Tennessee

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Planned Goes From 12 to 40 Stories in Raleigh The City Council in Raleigh, North Carolina, unanimously approved a rezoning request from Zimmer Development Corp. that takes a proposed downtown building from 12 to 40 stories, The News&Observer reported in September. Located on a vacant 1.5-acre plot at 506 Capital Boulevard near the intersection of…

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Chicago’s Third-Tallest Tower Closes in on Completion

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Vista Tower, Chicago’s third-tallest building at 101 stories and 1,191 ft (ELEVATOR WORLD, June 2015 and July 2016), is headed for opening this fall, with finishing touches going onto the façade in August, Chicago YIMBY reported. Featuring gentle curves and a range of window colors to meet heat-load demands, the tower was designed by Jeanne…

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New York YIMBY: residential skyscrapers multiply in busy Big Apple.

New York YIMBY: residential skyscrapers multiply in busy Big Apple.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Major Legal Victory for Two Bridges Supertall Plans A unanimous decision by the New York Appellate Court paves the way for four towers along the waterfront in the Two Bridges neighborhood on the Lower East Side. Handed down in August, the ruling allows developers JDS Development Group, CIM Group, L+M Development Partners and Starrett Corp.…

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Skyline continues to evolve.

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Plan Promising to Transform Riverfront Greenlit Penn’s Landing, a US$3.5-billion, 3.5-million-ft2 proposal from The Durst Organization of NYC, was approved in September by Delaware River Waterfront Corp. (DRWC), paving the way for transformation of a 7.4-acre swath of land on the riverfront that “the highway cleaved from the city center more than a half-century ago,”…

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