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Project of the Year 2015
Glass-Elevator-with-Cove-Lighting

Glass Elevator with Cove Lighting

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

Meticulous planning yields one-of-a-kind unit that blends in and stands out. Toronto, Canada submitted by Karen Virk and John Virk, P.Eng., UT Elevator Inc. It took more than a year to bring a custom home elevator in Toronto from concept to reality, but once UT Elevator Inc. completed the job in June 2012, the company…

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Helicopter-Blade-Lift-and-Safety-Rail-System

Helicopter Blade Lift and Safety Rail System

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

A custom solution for the U.S. Navy presents unique challenges. Corpus Christi, Texas submitted by John Linsley, Gene Richards and Gary West, Gillespie Corp. At a U.S. Navy facility located within sight of the Gulf of Mexico in Corpus Christi, Texas, helicopter blades are spin balanced after being mounted to a spin shaft fixture located…

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Discovery-Bay-North

Discovery Bay North

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

Wireless door systems help overcome the logistical challenges of a truly international project. Lantau Island, Hong Kong, China submitted by Achim Hütter, Achim Hütter Consulting Lantau Island is the largest island in Hong Kong, located at the mouth of the Pearl River. Administratively, most of Lantau Island is part of the Islands District of Hong…

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Dubai-Mall-Metro-Link

Dubai Mall Metro Link

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

ThyssenKrupp Elevator UAE connects the dots and saves New Year’s Eve. Dubai, U.A.E. submitted by Borja Brañanova, ThyssenKrupp Elevator UAE, and Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Southern Europe, Africa and Middle East In 2009, Dubai became the first city in the Middle East to have a fully operational urban train network. With more than 10…

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Seattle-Tacoma-International-Airport

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

Cooperation results in project that paves the way for growth at one of the busiest airports in the U.S. Seattle, Washington submitted by Elise King, KONE Inc. Serving more than 34.8 million passengers a year, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) is the 15th-busiest airport in the U.S., with increased international trade and tourism expected to drive…

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Mount-Tianmen-Tourism-Tunnel-Escalators

Mount Tianmen Tourism Tunnel Escalators

By Richard Zhu and Ally Wu | January 1, 2015

Precision planning, puzzle solving distinguish challenging multiple-unit installation. Zhangjiajie, China submitted by Richard Zhu and Ally Wu, Canny Elevator Co. Ltd. Canny’s installation of 24 escalators to carry visitors between cable car station and Sky Gate Cave on Mount Tianmen (ELEVATOR WORLD, March 2014) represents a feat of engineering, precision planning and use of technology.…

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Counterweightless Elevator ThyssenKrupp Elevadores Headquarters

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

An energy-efficient, forward-thinking prototype is born out of the need to renovate. Madrid, Spain submitted by Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Southern Europe, Africa and Middle East When ThyssenKrupp Elevadores’ 1960s-era Madrid headquarters underwent renovation recently, the company used it as an opportunity to create a remarkable, stylish, energy-efficient prototype, STUDIO, which improves accessibility through…

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Macquarie-Bank-Headquarters

Macquarie Bank Headquarters

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

Former “pride of Sydney” returns to glory with opulent new additions. Sydney, Australia submitted by Nima Bahadori, Schindler Lifts Australia Pty. Ltd. Project Description and History          48-50 Martin Place is one of the most prestigious addresses in the Sydney Central Business District. Located on the corner of Elizabeth Street and Martin Place, this unique…

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Project-of-the-Year-2015

Project of the Year 2015

By Elevator World | January 1, 2015

An introduction to this year’s contest and winners ELEVATOR WORLD is pleased to present the 2015 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. This year, EW received a record 36 entries in eight categories. Our highly regarded panel of judges scrutinized each entry and, as always, had difficult decisions to make. Each project…

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