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Project of the Year 2013
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East London Cable Car, London, U.K.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

Automated People Movers submitted by David Cooper, LECS (UK) Ltd. Emirates Air Line is the U.K.’s first urban cable car. It provides a low-emission, direct and accessible link across the Thames River, traveling between two new terminals, Emirates Greenwich Peninsula and Emirates Royal Docks. It was completed in June 2012 and erected prior to the…

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Residential Elevator Installation, La Jolla, California

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

8. Private-Residence Elevators submitted by Farid Waleh, Custom Cabs, Inc. Designed by architect Wallace Cunningham, this La Jolla, California, residence sits atop rocks along the Pacific Ocean. Positioned to face the ocean, its design includes a modern-styled elevator with three landings. To provide an unobstructed view, the elevator cab had to be all glass with…

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Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

7. Accessibility Systems submitted by Richard Draper, Elevert Co. Ltd. Between September 1, 2010, and December 20, 2011, Elevert Co. Ltd. installed a custom-built platform lift in the ground-floor lobby of the Abu Dhabi Presidential Palace for use by VIPs and visiting dignitaries. The circular drum platform lift’s open-through door arrangement operates between the ground…

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InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Danang City, Vietnam

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

Category 6: Inclined Elevators submitted by Mark Galvin, Access Automation, Ltd. The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is located in an isolated cove a few kilometers north of Danang City, Vietnam. The resort comprises a large complex of beachfront villas, 192 rooms, conference facilities and restaurants built over a north- facing slope, which provides views…

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Moving Walks at Bursaray ¨U niversite Station, Bursa, Turkey

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

5. Moving Walks submitted by Begoña Flores, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Southern Europe, Africa and Middle East Located in Bursa, Turkey, the Bursaray Üniversite Station is part of the Bursa Light Rail System project, which is considered one of the main transportation axes of the city. The system consists of two sections (A and B) and 23…

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Cobo Convention Center, Detroit, Michigan

By Elevator World | January 1, 2013

4. Escalators, Modernization submitted by Brian Diviney, KONE known as one of the nation’s largest convention centers, the Cobo Convention Center is undergoing a US$299-million expansion and upgrade. Phase 1 of the project included the modernization of 12 of the existing 30-year-old glass-balustrade escalators. KONE was awarded the contract in 2010 and completed the phase…

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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

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

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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