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Project of the Year 2022
Canada Residential Car Elevator

Canada Residential Car Elevator

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Special-Purpose ElevatorsMississauga, Ontario submitted by Charles David Balmer, Quest Elevator Co. This project started out as a simple installation of a traditional automobile “scissor” lift for a customer’s garage. Like many lifts, this unit was designed to comprise two levels allowing a car to be lowered into the basement, on the lower deck for storage,…

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Emirates Hills Private Villa

Emirates Hills Private Villa

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Private-Residence ElevatorsDubai submitted by Noor Fathima,photos by Mohammed Muhsin, Toshiba Elevator Middle East Swintoo Arvindbhai Mavani, managing director of Dimple Jewels DMCC, is one of the most prominent businessmen in the U.A.E. and India. When it comes to clothes, jewelry and cars, he chooses designer brands, the most precious stones and metals and a Rolls-Royce.…

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NYCHA Refuse Lifts

NYCHA Refuse Lifts

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Platform Lifts & Stairway ChairliftsNYC submitted by John C. Linsley, Gillespie Corp. Introduction In 2018, Gillespie Corp. received specifications from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) for several two-stop lifts that would be capable of lifting 500 lb of refuse approximately 12 ft in a safe manner. The conditions called for compact, tough, corrosion-resistant…

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The National Ski Jumping Center of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The National Ski Jumping Center of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Inclined LiftsZhangjiakou, China submitted by Jiang Liming, Suzhou Rhine Lift Manufacture Co., Ltd. Project Overview The 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics are planned to be jointly held in Beijing and Zhangjiakou, Hebei Province, from February 4 to February 20, 2022. This is the first time that the Winter Olympics will be held in China. The National…

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Taiyuan Botanical Garden

Taiyuan Botanical Garden

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Moving WalksTaiyuan, Shanxi, China submitted by Birgitta Van den Driessche, TKE Occupying the site of a former coal mine, the Taiyuan Botanical Garden was transformed into a modern landscape park and museum by Austrian architect firm Delugan Meissl. Key features of this park include three domed greenhouses and a large terrace providing a panoramic view…

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New York Marriott Marquis

New York Marriott Marquis

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Escalators, ModernizationNYC by Elise King, KONEphotos by Paul Warchol Photography Inc. Introduction In NYC, the city that never sleeps, the New York Marriott Marquis stands solidly at the heart of the action. With nearly 2,000 guest rooms and more than 100,000 ft2 of meeting space on seven floors, the hotel is the city’s largest and…

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Taichung MRT

Taichung MRT

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Escalators, New ConstructionTaichung, Taiwan submitted by Ian Lau, Otis Elevator Co. Project Description Taichung is Taiwan’s second-largest city, home to more than 2.8 million residents. Despite its size, however, the primary means of transportation by residents has historically been by scooter or automobile. That changed in April 2021 with the opening of the city’s first…

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Scotia Plaza

Scotia Plaza

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Elevators, ModernizationToronto submitted by John Egan, P. Eng., Schindler Elevator (Canada) Original construction of Scotia Plaza finished in 1988. This site, part of an iconic, three-tower complex in the heart of Toronto’s financial district, offers 2 million ft2 to numerous world-class businesses. The original architect was WZMH, which opened its offices in Toronto in 1961.…

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Ascent

Ascent

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

Elevators, New ConstructionNYC submitted by Dru Brooks, Liberty Elevator Corp. NYC is home to more than 80,000 elevators, but none expand your horizons quite like Ascent. Located 1,084 ft above Midtown Manhattan atop the supertall One Vanderbilt (ELEVATOR WORLD, August 2019), dual glass elevators scale the walls of the new SUMMIT observation deck (EW, July…

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Elevator World’s 24th Annual Project of the Year

Elevator World’s 24th Annual Project of the Year

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

In this issue, EW is pleased to present the 2022 Project of the Year contest winners. Submissions were plentiful and impressive, and judging was difficult. Companies from OEMs to smaller independents shared stories and photos from locations including: in North America, Florida, Georgia, New York and Ontario, Canada; in Asia, China, South Korea and Taiwan;…

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