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NYC’s Dynasty Elevator Names Holguin Project Executive

NYC’s Dynasty Elevator Names Holguin Project Executive

By Elevator World | July 29, 2021

Dynasty Elevator, headquartered in Manhattan, has named Amelia Holguin project executive supporting service, modernization and new construction projects. An experienced elevator professional, Holguin brings a vast amount of knowledge and experience to her current role. Working at companies in both the NYC metropolitan area and the Dominican Republic, she has overseen elevator installation, engineering and…

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Diego Alvarado Becomes Wurtec NYC Branch Manager

Diego Alvarado Becomes Wurtec NYC Branch Manager

By Elevator World | July 20, 2021

Wurtec announced Diego Alvarado as NYC branch manager in July. He joins Senior Sales and Business Development Specialist Mark Yako in serving customers throughout the Northeast region. Alvarado brings general contracting and business experience to Wurtec, having previously worked as project manager at business technology company NY Low Voltage and assistant project manager at Slate…

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NYC Church To Become Office Tower

NYC Church To Become Office Tower

By Elevator World | July 15, 2021

The existing Calvary Baptist Church and Salisbury Hotel at 125 West 57th Street in NYC will be demolished to make way for a new, 26-story building, including the church’s new space, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat and the New York Post report. The project is moving forward after a year-long delay due to a construction lender…

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Man Found Dead In NYC Restaurant’s Elevator Shaft

By Elevator World | July 8, 2021

A woman who tried to use an elevator at a restaurant in NYC’s Chinatown discovered a body jammed between the elevator car and its hoistway wall, Latin Times reported on July 6. First responders called to the scene arrived to find a 28-year-old man between the first and second floors of the elevator shaft. Authorities had to…

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New Margaritaville Resort Opening In Times Square In July

New Margaritaville Resort Opening In Times Square In July

By Elevator World | June 28, 2021

A Margaritaville Resort will open on Seventh Avenue at 40th Street in Times Square in July, Time Out reported in June. The US$300 million, 32-story hotel will feature 234 guest rooms, five restaurants and bars, a heated outdoor pool, rooftop patio and a vertical-transportation system by Rotavelle. Rooms are available in standard, deluxe and premium options and can…

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Work Progressing at 241 West 28th Street in Manhattan

Work Progressing at 241 West 28th Street in Manhattan

By Elevator World | June 24, 2021

Below-grade work is progressing at 241 West 28th Street in NYC, New York YIMBY reported in June. The 22-story, 479-unit residential project in Chelsea, Manhattan, is designed by COOKFOX for MAG Partners, Atalaya, Safanad, and Qualitas. The two-tower development will have 30% of residential units reserved for low- and middle-income households. Urban Atelier Group is the general…

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1,100-ft Supertall Proposed for West 57th Street in NYC

By Elevator World | June 21, 2021

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) indicates that planning is underway for a mixed-use, 1,100-ft-tall tower at 41-47 West 57th Street, New York YIMBY reported. The development applicant, BOB 57, LLC, is proposing a 63-story supertall with just under 443,100 ft2 of newly built space, about 237,100 ft2 of which would be devoted to 119 residential units. Another 205,100…

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Mongrain ADA-Compliant Elevators Installed at LIRR Station

By Elevator World | June 21, 2021

A trio of Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)-compliant elevators manufactured by Mongrain Vertical Transport and installed by Mid-American Elevator Co. were unveiled on June 16 by the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Floral Park Station on Long Island. Part of the LIRR Expansion Project and overall MTA accessibility efforts, the…

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Demolition Preparations At 266 West 96th Street Have Begun

Demolition Preparations At 266 West 96th Street Have Begun

By Elevator World | June 11, 2021

Preparations for demolition on 266 West 96th Street in New York City are underway, New York YIMBY reported in June. Three low-rise structures are slated for demolition and in their place will be a 23-story residential building yielding 171 apartments. Of these, 91 will be regular-sized homes and 80 of them will be micro-units ranging from 290 to…

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Cuomo Announces East Side Access Construction Milestone

Cuomo Announces East Side Access Construction Milestone

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

On May 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced completion of civil construction on the NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) East Side Access megaproject. Outfitted with 17 high-rise Schindler escalators, including the longest in the MTA system at 182 ft, the project connects the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) to a new, 350,000-ft2 passenger terminal under Grand Central Terminal in…

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