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Rising-to-the-Challenge

Rising to the Challenge

By Bill MacLachlan | February 1, 2020

Curved inclined elevator helps family of disabled former athlete enjoy their lake home together. by Bill MacLachlan The Finger Lakes region of Upstate New York is arguably one of the nation’s most beautiful places to live, and the crown jewel of the Finger Lakes is Lake Skaneateles in Skaneateles, New York. This 8,800-acre lake, known…

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Prepared-for-Impact

Prepared for Impact

By Lee Freeland | February 1, 2020

This Product Spotlight highlights the fruits of Niagara Belco’s recent labor. by Lee Freeland Niagara Belco Elevator Inc. of Hamilton, Canada, focuses on elevators for residential and light commercial applications. It also offers mobility products, such as vertical platform lifts and stairlifts. In addition to standard applications, the company designs and manufactures panoramic elevators, custom…

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Bringing-It-Home

Bringing It Home

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

This Readers Platform traces the history of the modern residential elevator and looks to its future. Elevators, once found primarily in commercial and institutional environments, in apartment buildings and the occasional private mansion, today are on the way to becoming mainstream in the individual residential space. No longer is it startling to see an elevator…

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Choosing Safety over Aesthetics

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, your author talks about home-elevator safety and how his company’s products supply solutions to the problem. With news of small children being severely injured or even killed in some types of home elevators, home elevator safety is a hot topic these days. Some incidents are due to poor maintenance, bypassed safeties…

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Home, LU/LA Elevators

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

Elevator collective Symmetry Elevating Solutions provides built-to-order home and LU/LA elevators. Owned by a group of experienced residential elevator companies throughout the U.S., Symmetry Elevating Solutions provides custom home elevators and limited-use/limited-application (LU/LA) units with features such as user-friendly car-operating panels (COPs), quiet drive systems and furniture-quality cabs. Symmetry’s residential units offer: Multiple drive systems,…

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U.S. Codes and Standards Inhibit Innovation

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, Elevator Boutique’s Les Katz discusses the restrictions of the U.S. code for private-residence elevators. Standards follow innovation but often to its detriment. Once applied, standards tend to inhibit creativity and new ideas, and are often anti-competitive. Henry Ford didn’t have a driver’s license when he developed the Model T; the Wright…

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Climate Change and the City

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, your author examines vertical transportation’s ever-increasing role in a more urban, environmentally conscious future. We live in a world of astounding and ever-increasing change. In the U.S., slogans from both the right and left call for change without specifying content. Change in itself is the desired goal. Does that apply to…

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Custom Home Elevators for U.S. Market

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2015

Italian home lift manufacturer debuts DomusLift Corner in Miami with an array of code-compliant models. A pair of DomusLift® cabs, one with Swarovski® elements and the other with Art Deco mosaic tiles, distinguished the debut of Milan-based IGV Group’s DomusLift Corner at Simple Steps showroom in the historic Ironside district of Miami on December 3.…

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Future-Proofing-History

Future-Proofing History

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

Stannah Group chairman turns to family company, expert team to design perfect elevator for his home, a 17th-century English estate. Headquartered in Andover, U.K., and now in the hands of a fifth generation, home lift company Stannah Group respects history. The company is experienced in developing bespoke home elevators for esteemed properties, such as the…

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Manzanita-Cottage

Manzanita Cottage

By Elevator World | February 1, 2015

Custom elevator provides convenience, sparks conversation at California oceanfront home. When Estel and Wally Binder remodeled their house, located in an exclusive part of La Jolla, California, they wanted to include top and bottom decks so they could sit down with friends and enjoy the ocean view. They also wanted an elevator to help them…

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