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Hotel/Residential Tower Planned in Greengate, Salford

Hotel/Residential Tower Planned in Greengate, Salford

By Elevator World | April 27, 2021

U.K. architects BDP have put forth a proposal for a 36-story red tower in Greengate, Salford, Architects’ Journal reported on April 20. Bringing co-living spaces and a hotel, the tower’s planning application also asks to convert eight railway arches into café and bar spaces. The first 10 floors of the tower would be dedicated to the 171-room…

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TKE Brings First North American EV Service Vehicle Online

TKE Brings First North American EV Service Vehicle Online

By Elevator World | April 27, 2021

TKE, in an event marking Earth Day 2022, has brought into service its first North American electric vehicle (EV) fleet car, the company announced on April 22. The Los Angeles-based vehicle is a Chevy Bolt being driven by TKE service technician Craig Johnson. He will be joined by more technicians as TKE continues to transition…

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Draka Elevator, EHC Global to Rebrand as Draka EHC

By Elevator World | April 27, 2021

Draka Elevator and EHC Global, a brand of the Prysmian Group, announced in April plans to rebrand as “Draka EHC.” Draka EHC provides a comprehensive portfolio of value-added products, services and integrated solutions for elevators, escalators and moving walks. Draka offers cables, suspension means (wire rope, coated steel rope, coated steel belts), compensation chains, wireway,…

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South Korean Tower with Mitsubishi Electric Lift Completes

South Korean Tower with Mitsubishi Electric Lift Completes

By Elevator World | April 27, 2021

The 27-story Bundang Doosan Tower, with a design by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) featuring stacked, skybridge-connected masses forming a grand, square portal, is complete in Seongnam, South Korea, KPF announced in April. KPF Communications Manager John Gibson tells ELEVATOR WORLD the tower — headquarters for Doosan Corp. — is served by a Mitsubishi Electric elevator…

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Kenya Architects Create Green-Building Certification

Kenya Architects Create Green-Building Certification

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

The Architectural Association of Kenya (AAK) has developed a national green building certification tool aimed at assessing projects regarding their environmental performance, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on April 19. Dubbed Safari Green Building Index, the ratings system that will be unveiled in August is expected to improve the number of green buildings…

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Excavation Underway for Oakland High Rise

Excavation Underway for Oakland High Rise

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Excavation for the Stak Site, a 36-story tower under development by Lincoln Property and Behring Co. at 1900 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, California, is well underway, San Francisco YIMBY reported on April 13. At full buildout, the Stak Site and the adjoining Tapscott Building will add retail and 452 new apartments to the Bay Area housing market.…

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Shanghai Building Repairs, Elevator Installations Underway

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Authorities in Shanghai have ordered the overhaul of exterior walls on downtown buildings after a woman was killed by falling debris, Shine reported on April 12. In addition, elevators will be installed citywide. The city’s construction and housing authorities have ordered an inspection of all the buildings by the end of April. Regulators said all buildings should…

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Big Designs Tower for Chinese Smartphone Maker

BIG Designs Tower for Chinese Smartphone Maker

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO has commissioned Danish architecture studio BIG to design an R&D building named the “O-Tower,” dezeen reported on April 19. Described as being infinity-loop shaped, the 42-story skyscraper is designed to “connect ground to sky in a continuous loop of collaboration.” BIG notes the building’s form aligns with the design aims of OPPO. The circular skyscraper is…

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92 Otis Escalators Part of Munich Metro Modernization

92 Otis Escalators Part of Munich Metro Modernization

By Elevator World | April 26, 2021

Through 2026, Otis Germany will install 92 heavy-duty NPETM escalators at 18 stations of the Munich Metro, bringing the number of escalators the OEM has supplied to the system since 1985 to 500. Part of an ongoing modernization, the escalators will be manufactured at Otis’ facility in Breclav, Czech Republic. In announcing the deal in April,…

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IMEC Wins 72-Elevator Order for Two Complexes in India

IMEC Wins 72-Elevator Order for Two Complexes in India

By Elevator World | April 23, 2021

Mitsubishi Elevator India Pvt. Ltd. (IMEC) has won an order to supply 72 elevators, including 37 high-speed units, to the Commerzone Madhapur and Altimus luxury commercial complexes, developed by K Raheja Corp. in Hyderabad and Mumbai, respectively. At Commerzone Madhapur, there will be 18, 210 m/min and 29 standard lifts and at Altimus, 19, 360…

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