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Role in Revitalization

Role in Revitalization

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2021

ADA-compliant platform lift enhances hotel and historic district.

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DOPPLER Inclined Elevators

DOPPLER Inclined Elevators

By Giannis Nikolaou | May 1, 2021

How the 20-year-old Polykastro, Greece-based manufacturer builds and installs its specialty lifts in accordance with EN 81-22

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Special Applications for Special Projects

Special Applications for Special Projects

By Craig Brown | May 1, 2021

Alimak’s custom elevators have helped solve several challenging problems across Europe.

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Sharing the Water

Sharing the Water

By Bill MacLachlan | May 1, 2021

In this Project Spotlight, Hill Hiker builds an inclined elevator that allows a disabled family member to join in on lake recreation.

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Access to the Acropolis

Access to the Acropolis

By Kaija Wilkinson | May 1, 2021

Italy’s Maspero Elevatori provides a custom lift financed by the Onassis Foundation to famous historical site.

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KLEEMANN Home Solutions

KLEEMANN Home Solutions

By Dimitris Rimpas | May 1, 2021

New-generation electric and hydraulic lifts are highlighted in this Product Spotlight. In the European Union (EU), lifting platforms with enclosed hoistways were initially developed according to many EU member states’ accessibility requirements to help transform their societies to more accessibility-friendly communities for the elderly and disabled. Over the years, lifting platforms have evolved into reliable,…

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Shapeshifting-Space

Shapeshifting Space

By Borja Brañanova | November 1, 2019

A transformable opera house in Dubai uses special lifts to accommodate changing needs. Dubai Opera is a 2,000-seat, multi-format performing arts center that is part of the Opera District in Downtown Dubai, in what’s billed as “the most prestigious square kilometer in the world.” It is central to the district, a new arts and lifestyle…

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A-Panoramic-Incline

A Panoramic Incline

By Jonatan Martín Hurtado and Roberto Encinas | November 1, 2019

thyssenkrupp improves accessibility for a port with a sleek and modern design using an MRL elevator. Installation of an inclined panoramic elevator with a nominal load capacity of 1150 kg (15 people) in Puerto Viejo in Getxo, Spain, between existing parking on Muelle Ereaga and Ribera streets posed an interesting challenge for thyssenkrupp. The solution…

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Stone-Elevator

Stone Elevator

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

Outfitting “Dracula’s Castle” with bespoke lift presented myriad challenges. Located in the 14th-century Bran Castle, one of several linked to the Dracula legend, the Stone Elevator created by S.C. ELMAS SRL of Braşov, Romania, is one of a kind. Working with numerous partners, ELMAS overcame several challenges to deliver the unit in July 2018: mounting…

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Development of the ISO Prescriptive Elevator Code

By Elevator World | October 1, 2017

An International Organization for Standardization (ISO) replacement for EN 81-20 and -50 This paper was presented at  Madrid 2016, the International Congress on Vertical Transportation Technologies, and first published in IAEE book Elevator Technology 21, edited by A. Lustig. It is a reprint with permission from the International Association of Elevator Engineers   (website: www.elevcon.com).…

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