Project of the Year

Maersk Oil Rig Lift North Sea

By Katerina Manolopoulou | January 1, 2017

Working with partners around the globe, DOPPLER designed a lift that provides safety and comfort in one of the world’s harshest environments. submitted by Katerina Manolopoulou, DOPPLER S.A. Maersk Drilling is a global oil and gas production company that provides drilling services to oil companies around the world. The head offices are in Copenhagen, Denmark,…

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Round Glass Elevator Salt Lake County, Utah

By Farid Waleh | January 1, 2017

Custom Cabs outfits private residence with floating lift. submitted by Farid Waleh, Custom Cabs Inc. The glass elevator serves as an important design element in this private residence in Utah. Its conspicuous tower encloses it, while an elegant staircase winds its way around the shaft. Its skylight creates a special light effect inside the shaft.…

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Paseo de la Reforma Mexico City, Mexico

By Claudia Mora | January 1, 2017

Local company installs a Savaria vertical platform lift to provide accessibility in Mexican capital. submitted by Claudia Mora, Savaria Paseo de la Reforma #265 lies in the heart of Mexico City, only a few feet from The Angel of Independence monument and beside the Mexican Stock Exchange building. The project is 7 min. from the…

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Jwacheon-Dong Inclined Elevator Busan, South Korea

By Achim Hütter | January 1, 2017

System enhances mobility in densely populated city of “many mountains.” submitted by Achim Hütter, Achim Hütter Consulting Busan means “many mountains,” and Busan City, South Korea, is hilly and mountainous. It is the second-largest city in South Korea after Seoul, with a population of approximately 3.6 million, and is the cultural, educational and economic center…

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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science Denver, Colorado

By Elise King | January 1, 2017

KONE provides “a living exhibit” at busy museum under giant skeleton submitted by Elise King, KONE, Inc. The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the fourth-largest natural history museum in the U.S. and is a cultural icon that welcomes visitors from all over the world. The museum is 116 years old, averages 1.6 million…

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The Metropolis Trust Building San Francisco, California

By Rick Nieva | January 1, 2017

Unique challenge overcome in busy 110-year-old building submitted by Rick Nieva, Star Elevator, Inc. San Francisco’s 15-story Metropolis Trust Building was constructed in 1907 in the wake of the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Today, it sits among the most expensive real estate in the city. The designated Category 1 Historic Landmark has a vertical-transportation…

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Melbourne, Australia

By Nima Bahadori | January 1, 2017

Schindler delivers secure, custom vertical-transportation system powered by the latest technology. submitted by Nima Bahadori, Schindler Lifts Australia Schindler Lifts Australia had its work cut out for it when it was called upon by Wood & Grieve Engineers to design a vertical-transportation system for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Melbourne. The medical facility…

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Project of the Year 2017

By Elevator World | January 1, 2017

An introduction to this year’s contest and winners EW is pleased to present the 2017 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. This year, we received many outstanding entries in seven categories. Qualified judges scrutinized each entry and again had difficult decisions to make. Each entry exemplified team members joining together to overcome…

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La Muela II Hydroelectric Power Plant

By BegoÑa flores canseco, thyssenkrupp elevator | January 1, 2016

ThyssenKrupp Elevadores embraces an underground challenge. Valencia, Spain submitted by BegoÑa flores canseco, thyssenkrupp elevator La Muela II Hydroelectric Power Plant lies on the right bank of the Júcar River in Cortes de Pallás, Valencia, Spain. It serves as the largest pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Europe and the most important use of hydroelectric power…

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Mitered Glass Elevator

By Karen Virk and John Virk, P.Eng., UT Elevator Inc. | January 1, 2016

UT Elevator applies new technology to create a working piece of art. Vancouver, Canada submitted by Karen Virk and John Virk, P.Eng., UT Elevator Inc. An ambitious home-design team envisioned an all-glass elevator that would provide an uninterrupted vista from the cab for a new home under construction in prestigious West Vancouver, Canada. This vision…

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