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Elevator Filled with Officers Collapses in Brooklyn

By Elevator World | May 12, 2021

An elevator in the Industry City building in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NYC, collapsed at approximately 10 a.m. on May 10 with about 24 members of federal and local law enforcement agencies inside, the New York Post is among outlets to report. One detective suffered a back injury and was transported to NYU Lagrone Hospital. According to the…

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NYC Commission Approves Seaport District Plan

NYC Commission Approves Seaport District Plan

By Elevator World | May 7, 2021

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a plan to replace a 50-year-old parking lot between Water and Pearl streets in downtown Manhattan with a brick-and-stone tower, pushing forward a controversial design that would bring an influx of residential units to the South Street Seaport Historic District, NY1 reported on May 4. The proposed tower, from the Howard…

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One Bell Slip’s Façade Nears Completion in Greenpoint

One Bell Slip’s Façade Nears Completion in Greenpoint

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

Façade installation is nearing completion on One Bell Slip, a 31-story residential tower in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC, New York YIMBY reported on April 29. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 369-ft-tall structure will offer 413 units spread across 292,029 ft2, plus 992 ft2 of commercial space. The project is at the corner of Bell Slip and Commercial Street along…

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Elevator Falls Five Floors with Student Trapped Inside in NYC

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

An elevator in Brookdale Residence Hall of Yeshiva University in NYC fell five floors with a female Brookdale resident trapped inside on April 11, the student newspaper The Commentator reports. The student was stuck inside the elevator for about 45 min as the elevator fell from the fifth floor to the basement, then rose to the first…

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Façade Work Progresses on Parcel G in Hunters Point South

Façade Work Progresses on Parcel G in Hunters Point South

By Elevator World | May 3, 2021

Façade work is progressing on the topped-out superstructure of “Parcel G,” a 34-story tower in Hunters Point South, Queens, NYC, New York YIMBY reported on April 24. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Gotham Organization, the building will hold 443 residential units, a portion of which will be dedicated to affordable housing. Included will be a lower-level community facility for…

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New Renderings Released for NYC Development

New Renderings Released for NYC Development

By Elevator World | April 29, 2021

Planners have revealed new renderings for 495 11th Avenue, a pair of residential skyscrapers in Midtown Manhattan, New York YIMBY reported in April. Located between West 39th and 40th Streets, the two towers will stand 680 ft tall and 57 stories, and 653 ft tall and 56 stories. FXCollaborative and Gwathmey Siegal Kaufman Architects are the designers. A multistory…

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NYC’s Champion Elevator Acquires ARCTEC Elevator Service

NYC’s Champion Elevator Acquires ARCTEC Elevator Service

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

Champion Elevator Corp., headquartered in Manhattan, has acquired ARCTEC Elevator Service, Inc., a NYC-based provider of elevator service, repair, modernization and inspection, Champion announced in early April. Specializing in mid-market elevators in the NYC area, ARCTEC was founded in 1996. Former owners Chris Liakos and Renzo Carcich are introducing employees and customers and handling day-to-day…

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Hoist Set to Come Down At 111 West 57th Street

Hoist Set to Come Down At 111 West 57th Street

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Exterior work at 111 West 57th Street in NYC moved a step closer to completion recently when construction crews began disassembling the exterior lift on the 1,428-ft-tall residential supertall on Manhattan’s Billionaires’ Row, New York YIMBY reports. The tower, designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group and Spruce Capital Partners, is the…

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Façade Installation has Begun at 451 10th Avenue

Façade Installation has Begun at 451 10th Avenue

By Elevator World | April 12, 2021

Façade installation has begun at 451 10th Avenue in Hudson Yards, New York YIMBY reported on April 8. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Related Cos., the 45-story tower is rising from an L-shaped plot at the corner of 10th Avenue and West 35th Street. Recent photos show the first set of tall glass panels going up on the eastern elevation.…

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Work Continues at Two Manhattan West

Work Continues at Two Manhattan West

By Elevator World | April 8, 2021

Construction work continues apace on Two Manhattan West, a 935-ft-tall commercial skyscraper in NYC’s Midtown West (ELENET 819), New York YIMBY reported on April 6. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story office tower stands at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue. The US$2-billion tower will hold approximately 2…

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