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Yokohama Set for Office Tower, Museum Construction

Yokohama Set for Office Tower, Museum Construction

By Elevator World | September 2, 2021

A real estate developer and a video game company are collaborating to develop a high-rise office tower and a museum in Yokohama, Japan, Japan Property Central reports. Plans are to build a 28-story office tower with 110,000 m2 of space, along with a separate building housing a game art museum and retail space. Daiwa House Industry and an…

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Ground Broken On 41-Story Downtown Austin Condo Tower

Ground Broken On 41-Story Downtown Austin Condo Tower

By Elevator World | August 25, 2021

Austin, Texas-based Pearlstone Partners and NYC-based ATCO Properties and Management broke ground on Vesper, a 41-story, 284-unit condominium tower in the Rainey Street district of downtown Austin, Austin American-Statesman reported on August 12. Slated for completion in 2024, the project is part of a flurry of new development on the southeastern edge of downtown. Rezoning the area…

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Foundation Work Begins on Columbia University Tower

Foundation Work Begins on Columbia University Tower

By Elevator World | August 17, 2021

Excavation and foundation work are underway for a 34-story tower on the Manhattanville campus of Columbia University in New York City, New York YIMBY reports. Machinery and crews were recently seen putting together numerous pilings across the plot at 600 West 125th Street. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and developed by the Trustees of Columbia University, the…

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Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Construction on the Meiji Yasuda Seimei Shinjuku Building project in Tokyo began in early August, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The building, designed by Nikken Sekkei, will deliver about 100,000 m2 on a 6,295-m2 site. The building will have 23 floors at 129 meters and will house offices, retail, childcare facilities and parking.…

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Construction Begins on Elevator for Tomb of the Patriarchs

Construction Begins on Elevator for Tomb of the Patriarchs

By Elevator World | August 12, 2021

The first-ever elevator to the King Herod-era structure that houses the ancient Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, close to Jerusalem, is expected to be completed within six months, according to Israel Defense Forces (IDF), The Jerusalem Post reports. After a long delay, construction to make the biblical site wheelchair-accessible for the first time began in early…

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Work Begins On 26-Story Residential Tower In Phoenix

Work Begins On 26-Story Residential Tower In Phoenix

By Elevator World | August 7, 2021

Developers have begun work on a new residential tower in the Roosevelt Row Arts District of Phoenix, Arizona, Benzinga Pro reported on July 27. Hubbard Street Group and Cresset Real Estate Partners broke ground for Skye on 6th, a 26-story, 309-unit building that will be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified and include 6,500 ft2 of ground-floor retail…

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Moscow Business Center to be Built

Moscow Business Center to be Built

By Elevator World | August 7, 2021

STONE Savelovskaya, a class A business center, will be built in the north of Moscow, within walking distance of two transport hubs — Savelovskaya and Maryina Roshch, Architecture of Moscow reports. The two 100-m towers will be the second joint project of STONE HEDGE developer and architects. STONE Savelovskaya will be a mini city: in addition to…

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Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

Tokyo’s World Trade Center Closes for Demolition

By Elevator World | July 26, 2021

The 51-year-old Tokyo World Trade Center Building, once Japan’s tallest building, has been shut down for planned demolition and construction of a new, taller building, Asahi Shimbun reported in June. Opened in 1970, the 152-m-tall tower has since been a landmark in Tokyo’s Hamamatsucho District. The building was the brainchild of the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry,…

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Construction Begins on New Elevator Factory In Bosnia

By Elevator World | July 20, 2021

Croatian elevator company Metus has launched the construction of an elevator factory in Bosnia, SeeNews reports. The factory, which is located in Tomislavgrad in the southwestern part of Bosnia, will specialize in the production of elevators and will act as a center for elevator maintenance and service. The factory will also be used as a training…

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Contractor Selected for Mixed-Use Tower on London Fringe

Contractor Selected for Mixed-Use Tower on London Fringe

By Elevator World | July 16, 2021

British Land hired longtime collaborator McLaren Construction as the general contractor for Phase 2 of Aldgate Place on London’s city fringe, with work set to start in the third quarter of this year, Construction Enquirer reports. On the drawing board are 136,000 ft2, housing 159 build-to-rent apartments, 19,000 ft2 of office space and 8,000 ft2 for retail and…

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