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Project of the Year 2018
City of Arts and Sciences Valencia Spain

City of Arts and Sciences Valencia, Spain

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

Unusual traction-hydraulic combination of elevators upgraded with destination dispatching. submitted by Carlos Alapont, Alapont Group The City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia, Spain, is the largest landmark in Valencia and the second-most-visited cultural complex in Spain. Designed by local and world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava and constructed over 20 years, it represents a EUR1.2-billion (US$1.42-billion)…

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Downtown Row House Chicago Illinois

Downtown Row House Chicago, Illinois

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

Architecturally elegant clear acrylic elevator is a perfect complement to home featuring lots of glass. submitted by Katrina Maheu, Savariawritten by Jesse Simmons, Savaria Gracefully ascending through the center of a row home in downtown Chicago, this breathtaking octagonal elevator blends fine art with function. The innovative project transforms the elevator into an architectural element…

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Aerospace Center for Education Clearfield Utah

Aerospace Center for Education Clearfield, Utah

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

Engineering, design and construction team overcomes challenges to make rocket-shaped accessibility lift a reality. submitted by Chris Harris, A+ Elevators & Lifts A lift known as “T Minus 10, 9, 8. . .” has found its home at the Aerospace Center for Education (ACE) inside Hill Aerospace Museum in Clearfield, Utah. ACE’s mission is to…

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Taipa Houses-Museum Pedestrian System Macao China

Taipa Houses-Museum Pedestrian System Macao, China

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

Quality of life is improved for residents of important cultural/historical complex. submitted by Jiang Liming, Suzhou Rhine Lift Manufacture Co., Ltd. The Taipa Houses‐Museum is a tourist attraction on Taipa island of Macao. The museum complex consists of five houses, which were originally the residences of senior Macao officials during the Portuguese colonial era. They…

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Port of Melilla Melilla, Spain

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

Efficient, innovative solution helps ease passenger traffic flow at bustling facility. submitted by Gabriela Pieschacón, thyssenkrupp Elevator Melilla is a Spanish autonomous city in North Africa on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea at the eastern end of the Strait of Gibraltar that enjoys a privileged geostrategic position, allowing it to serve the markets of…

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Tower City Rapid Station Cleveland Ohio

Tower City Rapid Station Cleveland, Ohio

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

KONE brings 1980s escalators up to speed with targeted approach, precise communication. submitted by Elise King, KONE An average of 30,000 people bustle through the Tower City Rapid Station in Cleveland every day. The station is located within the Tower City Center, a development in the heart of the city composed of hotels, shops, restaurants,…

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Bilbao Athletic Museum Bilbao, Spain

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

thyssenkrupp escalators rise to the occasion at Bilbao Athletic Museum. submitted by Gabriela Pieschacón, thyssenkrupp Elevator written by Juan Pablo Onrubia, thyssenkrupp Elevator The Bilbao Athletic Museum (Athletic de Bilbao Museum) is on the ground floor of the award-winning San Mamés Stadium in Bilbao, Spain, a landmark sports facility that opened in 2013 to a…

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City Centre Elevator Modernization Tallahassee Florida

City Centre Elevator Modernization Tallahassee, Florida

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

Safety, ride comfort, performance, passenger experience and energy efficiency are brought up to the latest standards. Submitted by Tray Edmonds, Southeastern Elevator Consulting The City Centre elevator modernization project is not the largest or most-recognized elevator modernization project in the world, but it represents a unique application of an existing elevator dispatching system. City Centre…

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Project of the Year 2018

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

An introduction to this year’s contest and winners EW is pleased to present the 2018 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. We received many outstanding entries in all nine categories. Judges scrutinized each entry and, again, had difficult decisions to make. Each entry exemplified team members joining together to overcome challenges, while…

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Lotte World Tower Seoul South Korea

Lotte World Tower Seoul, South Korea

By Elevator World | January 1, 2018

One-of-a-kind, record-breaking installation is an engineering and artistic marvel. submitted by Evelyne Lee, Otis Elevator Koreawritten by Hunil Kim, Otis Elevator Korea Since Elisha Graves Otis invented the first safety elevator more than 160 years ago, Otis has evolved to include passenger, freight and service units, and progressed from wooden interiors to all-glass cabs —…

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