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Skyline-continues-to-evolve

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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COVID-19 Developments

By Elevator World | November 1, 2020

Elevator cab sterilization system wins approvals; an OEM gathers information. CEC Approved to Conform With Standards CEC Elevator Cab Corp. of Bronx, New York, has been approved by British multinational assurance, inspection, product testing and certification company Intertek for ETL Listing in conformance with UL507 Standards (U.S.) and certification to CSA STD C22.2, Rule 113…

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The Chestnut Street corridor is hot, reports Philadelphia YIMBY.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2020

Medical, Office Towers for Downtown Jefferson Health plans to build a 400-ft-tall medical and a 329-ft-tall residential tower in the 1100 block of Chestnut Street in the Market East neighborhood. The tower, dubbed Jefferson Health Care Specialty Care Pavilion, will offer 750,000 ft2 of medical office space at 1101 Chestnut Street, and the residential tower…

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Residences-store,-hotel-rooms-on-the-drawing-board

Residences, stores, hotel rooms on the drawing board.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2020

City Approves Plan for 56-Story Downtown Tower City officials have approved a plan for a 56-story mixed-use tower in the city’s downtown, Connect California reported on August 20. The plan, by Chicago-based Tribune Real Estate Holdings, would place the tower on top of the Historic Broadway subway station under construction at South Spring Street, South…

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A partnership and an honor

A partnership and an honor

By Elevator World | October 1, 2020

Collaboration With Georgia Tech BAC thyssenkrupp Elevator has partnered with the Business Analytics Center (BAC) at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s Scheller College of Business in Atlanta to “apply business analytics tools and techniques through research, collaboration and innovation to help drive thought leadership. . . and promote analytics research.” The partnership was set to…

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New York YIMBY news: activity remains brisk in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2020

“Tremendous Addition to Midtown Skyline” Reaches Milestone Construction on One Vanderbilt, a 77-story supertall office tower described as a “tremendous addition to the Midtown skyline,” reached a milestone in July when its 100-ft-tall architectural spire was replaced. The spire was initially erected in September 2019 for the topping-out ceremony, then disassembled in December to allow…

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Changes-afoot-in-the-Northeast

Changes afoot in the Northeast.

By Elevator World | October 1, 2020

Arcline/Jersey Elevator, D&D and Kencor Arcline Investment Management, a private-equity firm with offices in San Francisco and NYC, has invested in two independent elevator companies and acquired a third. On August 11, Arcline said it had acquired Jersey Elevator, Inc., headquartered in Aberdeen, New Jersey. Jersey Elevator President John Sweeney, whose father started the company…

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A-Beacon-of-Engineering-Excellence

“A Beacon of Engineering Excellence”

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new North American HQ, including the tallest test tower in the Western Hemisphere, closes in on completion near Atlanta. by Kaija Wilkinson photos by Ron Acord for thyssenkrupp thyssenkrupp Elevator Vice President of Engineering Steve Allen and your author are among the countless people dreaming of a day when coronavirus isn’t at the…

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Contracts and tall plans for Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Shanghai

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

Hitachi Supplying 300-Plus Units for Metros Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Ltd. won bids to supply more than 300 units of vertical-transportation (VT) equipment for two metro expansions, the company announced in June. In the first contract, the company will supply 152 escalators and an unspecified number of elevators for the first phase of Guangzhou Metro…

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Condos-offices-retail-and-more-are-rising-in-the-Big-Apple

Condos, offices, retail and more are rising in the Big Apple.

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

Q2 Building Permits Skewed Heavily Toward Residential Despite the social and economic upheaval brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the second quarter (Q2) of 2020 saw continued growth in the NYC housing-construction market, New York YIMBY reported in July. During this April-June period, 476 new building permits were filed, accounting for 9,309 residential units. Though…

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