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Speaker’s Rostrum at the U.S. House of Representatives

By Elevator World | September 1, 2011

Gillespie Corp. recounts the process of making the Speaker’s rostrum on the House floor wheelchair accessible. On January 27, 2010, President Barack Obama became the first U.S. president to de-liver the State of the Union address on a wheelchair-accessible Speaker’s rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives. Later that year, on July 26, Congressman Jim…

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NYC Hotel Intercontinental Subway Entrance

By Elevator World | August 1, 2011

A specialized accessibility project provides a durable installation in a highly trafficked locale. Developer Tishman Hotel & Realty LP, in developing property at 44th and 8th streets in New York City (NYC), was required to provide accessibility upgrades to the existing sub-way entrance. This entrance was partially underneath the corner of the tower the company…

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Dream Forest Inclined Elevators

By Elevator World | July 1, 2011

A look at one of the first angle-changing inclined elevator installations in Seoul. In October 2009, Dream Forest opened its doors, having been converted from an old theme park for locals called Dreamland. Within the first four months, the park had more than 1.1 mil-lion visitors. It now serves as a leisure facility with a…

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San Diego Penthouse Elevator

By Elevator World | June 1, 2011

Custom Cabs, Inc. designed a private residential elevator in San Diego. Glass and stainless steel were used in every aspect of the design, including the floor. The owner of a new penthouse in downtown San Diego turned to Custom Cabs Inc. to make its residential elevator a showcase for guests to marvel at, rather than…

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Crescent Tower: Elevator Modernization

Crescent Tower: Elevator Modernization

By Elevator World | March 1, 2011

The modernization of this tower included an update of its elevator system to increase reliability, safety and improve traffic performance. by Thorsten Elsaesser The 22-story Crescent Tower is located on the corniche (a road on the side of a cliff or mountain) of Sharjah, a prime location in the U.A.E. Built in 1996, the tower…

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Marina Bay Sands

By Elevator World | February 1, 2011

Built with inclined towers and unique roof architecture, this Singapore resort proved to be one of the most complicated projects KONE has experienced. by Simon Barrette About the Project The Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore is adding a new dimension to the concept of a skyscraper, and it is already part of the city’s…

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Penthouse Elevator

Penthouse Elevator

By Elevator World | January 1, 2011

Private Residency Location: San Diego, California Submitted by: Farid Waleh Project Description A San Diego, California, penthouse owner wanted a residential elevator that not only was a reliable form of transportation, but also a showcase at which guests could marvel. The design is round with a curved single slide. The unit had to fit where…

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Speaker’s Rostrum

Speaker’s Rostrum

By Elevator World | January 1, 2011

Accessibility Systems Location: Washington, D.C. Date of Completion: January 2010 Submitted by: Gary West Project Description On January 27, 2010, President Barack Obama became the first president to deliver the State of the Union address on a wheelchair-accessible Speaker’s Rostrum in the U.S. House of Representatives. Then, on July 26, 2010, Congressman Jim Langevin of…

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Hotel Intercontinental

Hotel Intercontinental

By Elevator World | January 1, 2011

Accessibility Systems Location: New York City Submitted by: Douglas W. Boydston Project Description The developer of this property was required to provide accessibility upgrades to the existing 44th and 8th streets subway entrance, which was partially underneath the corner of the tower it was going to construct for Hotel Intercontinental. The accessibility challenge could not…

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Dream Forest

Dream Forest

By Elevator World | January 1, 2011

Inclined Elevators Location: Seoul Date of Completion: October 2009 Submitted by: Achim Hütter Project Description The City of Seoul planned to convert an old theme park, Dream Land, into an easily accessible park for locals. Called Dream Forest, it took two years to build. An outdoor inclined elevator takes visitors a distance of 67 meters…

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