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Demand for Elevators Increases in Georgetown Market

Demand for Elevators Increases in Georgetown Market

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

In the wake of COVID-19, housing demand in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., has risen, and the biggest selling point in these homes is elevators, reported The Georgetowner on May 24. Almost all single-family homes in Georgetown are vertical, with two to three staircases, and a growing number of Georgetown residents are duo-professional families with young…

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Airflow and Elevators

Airflow and Elevators

By Elevator World | June 1, 2021

Highlights of an airflow study conducted to determine the relative risk of exposure to COVID-19 among elevator passengers

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Officials Seek Funds for Rawalpindi Hospital Lifts

Officials Seek Funds for Rawalpindi Hospital Lifts

By Elevator World | May 27, 2021

Authorities with the District Health Authority in Rawalpindi have asked the Punjab government to release funds for the installation of elevators at Wah General Hospital, Urdu Point reported in May. Health CEO Dr. Faiza Kanwal said that elevators are needed for the smooth functioning of the hospital, adding that patients and staff have been facing severe difficulty due to…

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Vancouver House Lands Top CTBUH Award and More

Vancouver House Lands Top CTBUH Award and More

By Elevator World | May 24, 2021

Vancouver House, a 49-story residential tower in Vancouver, Canada, boasting TKE elevators that tie those at Calgary’s Telus Sky for fastest in western Canada at 1,600 ft/min, received the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Best Tall Building Worldwide Award at the CTBUH 2021 Tall + Urban Innovation Conference held virtually on May…

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Chinese Residential Complex Unveils Pay-Per-Ride Elevators

Chinese Residential Complex Unveils Pay-Per-Ride Elevators

By Elevator World | May 21, 2021

The Biguiyuan residential complex in Hangzhou, China’s Lin’an District, has unveiled “public transit elevators” that charge 1 yuan (US$0.16) per ride, according to a report by Sixth Tone on May 19. The complex currently accommodates 1,849 households, all of them living in six-story buildings constructed some 20 years ago. Around 30% of the residents are older than…

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Germany’s Kubler Group Achieves Record Turnover

Germany’s Kubler Group Achieves Record Turnover

By Elevator World | May 17, 2021

Elevators are among industries “feeling a revival,” according to Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany-based Kübler Group Managing Director of Sales and Marketing Martin Huth. This revival helped usher in a successful first quarter 2021 on the heels of positivity already felt at the close of 2020, according to Kübler. Despite pandemic-related challenges and an electronics component shortage, the…

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Elevators Ban Electric Bikes After Fire Injures Five

By Elevator World | May 13, 2021

Communities across China tightened bans on electric bicycles in elevators this week after a rider’s battery exploded, injuring five people at a residential building in Shanghai, including a woman holding her grandson, Global Times reported on May 12. The woman suffered burns over 75% of her body, and she and the child were taken to a hospital…

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Research Paper on Elevator Arrival Times Published

By Elevator World | May 6, 2021

Elevator transport capability is the focus of a research paper titled “When will an elevator arrive?” published in April in the Journal of Statistical Mechanics, Eurekalert reported on May 3. Physicist Zhijie Feng, a graduate student at Boston University, and Santa Fe Institute Professor Sidney Redner made a simple “toy” model, and their minimum-variable simulation made the following…

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KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 67 elevators for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza, a multitower, mixed-use development in Zhuhai, China, that will bring office space and multiple residential units to a waterfront site in southern China, the company announced on April 13. Zhuhai Huafa Plaza will include a 257-m-tall office tower and two residential skyscrapers…

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Transit accessibility upgrades and mixed-use towers

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

CTA Plans to Make Over Stations. Zoning Approved for Big Deahl. 1,053 Apartments, Retail and Parking for West Loop Gate

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