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TKE Provides Nearly 200 Units For Asia-Pacific Sites

TKE Provides Nearly 200 Units For Asia-Pacific Sites

By Elevator World | January 5, 2022

TK Elevator (TKE) is handling two major vertical-transportation projects in Asia-Pacific countries, the OEM reports. In China, the company is the source for 97 meta200 elevators and two escalators at the Zhong’an Chuanggu Technology Park in Hefei, Anhui. The technology-focused start-up hub was certified a “Two-star Building” for green buildings, design by the China government’s Ministry of Housing and…

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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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TKE Celebrates Delivery Of 160 Units For Xian Metro

TKE Celebrates Delivery Of 160 Units For Xian Metro

By Elevator World | December 20, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) recently celebrated delivery of 160 units, including 126 escalators and 34 elevators, serving Xian Metro Line 14 in China. The units serve the latest addition to the subway network in Xian, the third most populous city in western China. TKE Asia Pacific Communications Manager Benjamin Tang told ELEVATOR WORLD the opening of…

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Schindler: China, Materials Issues, Costs Mean Challenging 2022

Schindler: China, Materials Issues, Costs Mean Challenging 2022

By Elevator World | October 25, 2021

In discussing its 3rd Quarter 2021 financial results, Schindler said 2022, particularly the first half, will be challenging due to a slowdown in China, supply chain issues, materials shortages and rising costs, Reuters was among outlets to report on October 21. The Swiss manufacturer said it was unaffected by the debt situation of Chinese developer Evergrande, but…

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Park Hyatt Coming to Changsha, China, Landmark

Park Hyatt Coming to Changsha, China, Landmark

By Elevator World | September 21, 2021

Hyatt and The Wharf (Holdings) Ltd. have announced plans for a new Park Hyatt hotel in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province, in China, Hyatt announced in a press release. Park Hyatt will be within the iconic landmark Changsha IFS, occupying levels 54-63 of Changsha IFS Tower 2. The hotel’s design is inspired by a twist…

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KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

By Elevator World | September 17, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 83 vertical-transportation (VT) units for the western section of Beijing’s new Metro Line 11, the company announced on September 16. Line 11, a 4.2-km-long section also known as “Winter Olympic Branch Line,” will connect five major areas of the Shougang North District through four stations and provide transfer…

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Child Falls from Escalator Handrail in China Shopping Mall

Child Falls from Escalator Handrail in China Shopping Mall

By Elevator World | September 9, 2021

A boy estimated to be 5 or 6 years old fell from an escalator handrail in Nanjing City, China, on September 3, The Nanjinger is among news outlets to report. The child, who was said to be unchaperoned at the time, grabbed and climbed onto the handrail of a downward-moving escalator and hung on for approximately 8…

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Macau VT Industry Concerned Over Standard Proposal

By Elevator World | September 8, 2021

A Chinese government proposal to adopt EU vertical-transportation (VT) standards worries some people in the elevator industry, who fear the standards would be unworkable in Macau, the Macau Daily Times reported in September. China’s Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) recently released a report compiled as part of proposed elevator and escalator legislation. In the report,…

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Three Safdie Projects Follow Goals of Habitat ’67

Three Safdie Projects Follow Goals of Habitat ’67

By Elevator World | August 24, 2021

Three high-rise projects by noted firm Safdie Architects — one nearly completed, one just topped out and one newly launched — offer a vision of residential projects in Asia and Latin America embracing the ideal created by architect Moshe Safdie more than 50 years ago with his Habitat ’67, the firm recently said. The three projects —…

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