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City of London’s Skyscraper Appetite Remains “Fierce”

City of London’s Skyscraper Appetite Remains “Fierce”

By Elevator World | May 3, 2021

A growing amount of empty office space and a push toward carbon neutrality have thus far failed to quell the City of London’s “fierce” appetite for tall-building construction, with six skyscrapers taller than 145 m greenlit in the past few years, Architects’ Journal reports. Three such towers were approved in the first few months of 2021, joining…

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KONE Providing Lifts, Escalators for London High Rise

KONE Providing Lifts, Escalators for London High Rise

By Elevator World | April 28, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 15 custom-made elevators and escalators for the new “Arbor” office building at Western Yards, phase one of the Bankside Yards mixed-use development in London, the company announced on April 27. KONE will deliver six MiniSpace™ double-deck elevators, five MonoSpace® elevators and four TravelMaster™ 110 escalators, all with custom-made…

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LIFTEX 2022 Set for October 12-13 in London

LIFTEX 2022 Set for October 12-13 in London

By Elevator World | April 6, 2021

LIFTEX organizer the Lift & Escalator Industry Association announced the event will take place on October 12-13 at ExCeL in London. Originally planned for May 2022 but postponed due to the pandemic, LIFTEX takes place every three years and serves as a showcase for the lift and escalator industry. It is aimed at installers, specifiers,…

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Battersea Station’s Glass Elevator to Open Next Year

Battersea Station’s Glass Elevator to Open Next Year

By Elevator World | April 5, 2021

A glass elevator that will run up the inside of one of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys in London before popping up out of the top for a view will open next year, Ian Visits reported on April 1. Traveling 109 m up the interior to the top of the North West chimney, the newly branded “Chimney Lift”…

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East London Railway System Inks VT Monitoring Deal

East London Railway System Inks VT Monitoring Deal

By Elevator World | March 26, 2021

Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has inked a deal with vertical-transportation (VT) equipment monitoring company WeMaintain to provide predictive maintenance for 86 lifts and 30 escalators, the East London Advertiser reports. Observing it had Europe’s first computer-controlled driverless trains when it opened in 1987, DLR links the Canary Wharf development with the Isle of Dogs and Stratford in…

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