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Project of the Year 2016
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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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Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

By Doug Boydston, Handi-Lift, Inc. | January 1, 2016

Team reunites after nearly 20 years to help revitalize storied entertainment venue. New York, New York submitted by Doug Boydston, Handi-Lift, Inc. An unusual project for us this year was replacing a custom lift we had installed in 1997 with a new and improved design in 2015.  Almost 20 years after the original job, we…

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EBBW vale inclined lift

By david cooper, lecs (uk) ltd. | January 1, 2016

Mechanical link enables pedestrians to access two important sites quickly, safely and easily. Wales, U.K. submitted by david cooper, lecs (uk) ltd. EBBW Vale is a post-industrial town in the heart of the beautiful Welsh Valleys in the U.K., a town that has a name synonymous with iron and steel production. Extraction and manufacturing were…

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Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport

By Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator | January 1, 2016

ThyssenKrupp’s iwalks help speed pilgrims on their way. Medina, Saudi Arabia submitted by Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (PMIA) is the fourth-busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. Hajj and Umrah pilgrims from around the world flock to this prestigious and celebrated hub. Because of the annual pilgrimage, air traffic is heavy…

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New York state—OGS, historic state capitol escalator replacement

By Elise king, dave bonjolo and jeff jenkins, kone INC. | January 1, 2016

Modernization process retains classic design that would have been lost with full replacement. Albany, New York submitted by Elise king, dave bonjolo and jeff jenkins, kone INC. The State of New York Office of General Services (OGS) first investigated replacing the escalators at the state capitol in 2009. At that point, the units were 27…

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Rome Subway Line C

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

One of the country’s largest public-works projects drives ThyssenKrupp Elevator Italia to overcome big challenges. Rome, Italy submitted by begoÑa flores canseco, thyssenkrupp elevator Rome Subway Line C is the most important public-works project undertaken in Italy in the past 20 years, and its vertical-transportation system, including escalators, is integral to it. The escalator system…

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Elevator Modernization at Great Eagle Centre

By Sherring Mak, Jardine Schindler Hong Kong | January 1, 2016

Safety, ride comfort, performance, passenger experience and energy efficiency are brought up to the latest standards. Hong Kong, China submitted by Sherring Mak, Jardine Schindler Hong Kong The 33-story Great Eagle Centre is an iconic office and retail building strategically located in the prime commercial district of Wan Chai, adjacent to the famous Hong Kong…

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One world observatory skypods at one WTC

By phil hettema, the hettema group | January 1, 2016

Team creates one-of-a-kind experience for visitors. New York, New York submitted by phil hettema, the hettema group The journey to One World Observatory at One World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City (NYC) transports guests via an unforgettable and immersive virtual flight through time. The elevator cabin travels at 23 mph (2,000 fpm) as…

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Project of the Year 2016

By Elevator World | January 1, 2016

An introduction to this year’s contest and winners ELEVATOR WORLD is pleased to present the 2016 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. This year, EW received 27 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…

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