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Haciosman-Metro-Station-Istanbul-Turkey

Hacıosman Metro Station, Istanbul, Turkey

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

3. Escalators, New Construction submitted by Begoña Flores, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Southern Europe, Africa and Middle East Put in service in 1876, Istanbul’s Tünel subterranean urban rail line is the second oldest in the world (after London). However, despite the fact that several plans and studies were made for new routes following the first line, they…

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Federal Reserve Modernization, Washington, D.C.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

2. Elevators, Modernization submitted by Jack C. Higgs, Quality Elevator Co., Inc. The Federal Reserve in Washington, D.C., contracted Quality Elevator Co., Inc. to modernize five Westinghouse gearless traction machines and one geared traction machine in the historically sensitive areas of the Eccles Building. The design of the building is grounded in Greek and Roman…

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Icon-Tower-Oslo-Norway

Icon Tower, Oslo, Norway

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

1. Elevators, New Construction submitted by Kyrre Sagen, Myhre Heis & Elektro AS The Icon Tower is located in the center of Oslo, Norway. Previously known as Tjuvholmen, the property was once used as a wharf. Due to the development of the ship industry and political action, officials decided to implement an architectural competition to…

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Project-of-the-Year-Winners

Project of the Year Winners

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

ELEVATOR WORLD is always proud to present its annual Project of the Year contest winners each January issue. This year, EW received 25 entries in nine categories. Our highly regarded panel of judges scrutinized each entry and, as always, had difficult decisions to make. Each project entry exemplified team members joining together to overcome challenges,…

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Terminal-4-of-the-Sky-Harbor-International-Airport

Terminal 4 of the Sky Harbor International Airport, Phoenix, Arizona

By Elevator World | January 1, 2012

Category 4: Escalators, Modernization ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s Phoenix branch was awarded the contract for the escalator installation and modernization at the Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. Due to the large size of the project, it was broken into separate jobs and contracts, and required multiple general contractors. The portion of the project to be highlighted…

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Dubai-Metro-Green-Line

Dubai Metro Green Line, Dubai, U.A.E.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2012

Category 3: Escalators, New Construction The Dubai Metro is a driverless, fully automated metro network in Dubai. Its planning began under the directive of the city’s ruler, H.H. Sheik Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The large Red Line section of the system is operational (ELEVATOR WORLD, October 2011), and vertical-transportation work for the Green Line…

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Argentine-Ministry-of-Economy

Argentine Ministry of Economy, Buenos Aires, Argentina

By Elevator World | January 1, 2012

Category 2: Elevators, Modernization submitted by Ing. Luis C. Maldacena, Maldatec S.A. Maldatec S.A. was chosen to modernize the 15 elevators at the Ministry of Economy of the Argentine Republic for the total amount of US$2,171,202. Maldatec previously performed a partial refurbishment of the units and has been in charge of their maintenance since 1997.…

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Blue-Cross-and-Blue-Shield-Building-300-East-Randolph

Blue Cross and Blue Shield Building, 300 East Randolph, Chicago, Illinois

By Elevator World | January 1, 2012

Category 1: Elevators, New Construction submitted by Joshua Bietsch, Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.photos by American Institute of Architects, Brian Fitz Photography, D. Swanson and J. Steinkamp Project Overview The Health Care Service Corp. (HCSC) headquarters housing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois at 300 East Randolph Street in Chicago opened in 1997…

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Speakers-Rostrum

Speaker’s Rostrum at the U.S. House of Representatives

By Elevator World | September 1, 2011

Gillespie Corp. recounts the process of making the Speaker’s rostrum on the House floor wheelchair accessible. On January 27, 2010, President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to de-liver the State of the Union address on a wheelchair-accessible Speaker’s rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives. Later that year, on July 26, Congressman Jim…

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