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Biophilic Tower Dubbed “One-Of-A-Kind” in Cape Town, South Africa

Biophilic Tower Dubbed “One-Of-A-Kind” in Cape Town, South Africa

By Elevator World | September 20, 2021

Named for a plant found only on the southern tip of Africa, The Fynbos is being touted by developer Lurra Capital AG as a “one-of-a-kind” property in Africa designed by TwentyEightZeroTwo with a focus on nature, openness and sustainability. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on the launch of the 24-story, 689-apartment building on…

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Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

Experts: COVID-19, Climate Change to Impact Tower Design

By Elevator World | September 15, 2021

Just as the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center in NYC prompted significant changes in skyscraper design, the COVID-19 pandemic of the past couple of years and ongoing concerns about climate change are likely to have an impact on new tall buildings over the next 20 years, experts told Dezeen in a recent article.…

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Innovative VT Design for High-Ri

Innovative VT Design for High-Rise Residential Towers

By Hongliang Liang | August 1, 2021

This Soviet-developed tool is often referred to as “theory of inventive problem-solving.”

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Polish High-Rise Design Determined by Competition

Polish High-Rise Design Determined by Competition

By Elevator World | May 12, 2021

Gdynia, Poland, is set to get a new high-rise mixed-use development at the intersection of Kielecka Street and Droga Gdyńska, the design of which was decided by an international competition among six design studios, CTBUH reported on May 10. The winning design by Grupa 5 Architekci is meant to evoke a modern lighthouse and was inspired by…

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EW Plans Special Regional Section On Chicago

By Elevator World | February 6, 2021

ELEVATOR WORLD’s March issue will offer a Special Regional Section on Chicago. Look for industry profiles, project spotlights, market trends, and more from the Windy City. There will be bonus distribution of the issue to the top 500 Chicago design/architectural firms, building owners, managers, and developers. In addition, the issue will feature a Special Advertising…

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A Quick Look at Apta’s Heavy-Duty Escalator Design Guidelines

By Ken Smith | December 1, 2020

Examining the sections in important recommended-practice transit document Some time ago, your author worked for Montgomery Elevator Co. designing escalators and moving walks. Regularly, engineering would receive specifications for escalators used in what we called “transit” applications. These escalators would typically require things standard commercial escalators would not. For example: More corrosion resistance (special paint…

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