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TKE Provides 15 Accessibility Units to Irish Retailer in Spain

TKE Provides 15 Accessibility Units to Irish Retailer in Spain

By Elevator World | October 11, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) provided six evolution elevators and nine velino escalators to the new, four-story Primark shopping center in Bilbao, Spain. At 4,550 m2, the store, in the heart of Biscay’s capital, is one of the largest operated by the Irish retailer in Europe. Manufactured at the TKE factory in Mieres, Asturias, Spain, the velino…

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Prague is Repairing Two Historic Paternosters

Prague is Repairing Two Historic Paternosters

By Elevator World | October 5, 2021

A story recently posted on expats.cz reports that the disappearing paternoster elevator has yet to see its final demise, thanks to the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Industry and Trade. The government department has agreed to repair two of the lifts that the article describes as “historically significant” in Prague’s Petschkův Palace. The 16-cabin elevators, currently non-functioning, will…

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Interface for the Future

Interface for the Future

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2021

Cloud-based API solution for integrating service robots is introduced

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Owner Installing Ion Air Cleaners in Building Elevators

Owner Installing Ion Air Cleaners in Building Elevators

By Elevator World | September 27, 2021

Coretrust Capital Partners, an owner of multiple large office buildings, is pioneering the installation of air-cleaning bi-polar ionization generators in its elevators, the company announced via Yahoo Finance in September. The company is adding the devices and modernizing the elevators at its buildings in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Pasadena, California, working with each building’s vertical-transportation provider. The…

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TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) Canada has expanded its service footprint on vertical-transportation (VT) systems at supermarket Loblaws’ locations in Canada, TKE has announced. Lowblas, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, has more than 2,400 stores across the country. In 2017, TKE supported 139 elevators and escalators but now provides service and maintenance on more than twice that many units, the…

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Elevator Replacement to Close NYC Clark Street Station

Elevator Replacement to Close NYC Clark Street Station

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to close the 2 and 3 lines’ Clark Street station in Brooklyn Heights in NYC from November 2 until spring 2022 in order to replace all three existing elevators, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reports. Closing all three elevators at the same time is the quickest of three options presented by the…

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9/11 Prompted Design of OEO Elevators in Charlotte

9/11 Prompted Design of OEO Elevators in Charlotte

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

The Bank of America Tower at Legacy Union in Charlotte, North Carolina, features elevators that emerged within the 20 years since the 9/11 attacks: re-engineered lifts that help evacuate people in fire emergencies, WCNC reported on September 10. The 33-story building, which opened in 2019, was built with Schindler’s Occupant Evacuation Operation (OEO) elevators. These units feature…

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Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Awarded First Railway Project

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

Hitachi Elevator Philippines Corp., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., has received an order for 67 units of elevators and escalators in the Philippines for the development of the North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) Phase 1 project as its first railway system project, MarketScreener reports. The NSCR is part of an overall initiative by the Philippine government to expand…

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School Awaits Inspection Approval to Use New Elevators

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

While students and teachers at Mountain View High School (MVHS) in Mountain View, California, have new, two-story building additions, they are dealing with some frustration: the buildings’ elevators have yet to be usable, three weeks into the new school year, Oracle reports. Mike Mathiesen, associate superintendent of the school’s Business Services, said installation of the elevators was…

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KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 53 elevators for Commerz III, a 50-story, premium commercial tower under development in Mumbai, India, the company announced on September 9. The order includes 42 of KONE’s MiniSpace® and 11 MonoSpace® elevators that will travel 223 m at speeds of up to 6 m/s. The vertical-transportation system will…

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