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NYC’s Comprehensive New Building Code Includes VT

NYC’s Comprehensive New Building Code Includes VT

By Elevator World | October 13, 2021

Vertical-transportation (VT) equipment including elevators, escalators, moving walks and dumbwaiters is part of Int. No. 2261-A, a bill passed on October 7 that NYC’s Department of Buildings (DoB) describes as containing “sweeping updates to NYC construction and building regulations.” With more than 600 major updates and thousands of smaller changes, the revisions are the first “holistic…

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NYC Billionaires Row Condo Board Sues for US$125 Million

NYC Billionaires Row Condo Board Sues for US$125 Million

By Elevator World | September 27, 2021

The condo board of the pencil-thin, Rafael Viñoly-designed NYC Billionaires Row supertall 432 Park Avenue sued the tower’s developers on September 23 for US$125 million, citing a litany of issues that includes elevator breakdowns resulting in residents being trapped for hours “on several occasions,” The Irish Times is among outlets to report, citing The New York Times. Elevator…

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NYC Elevator Veteran Launches Ascend Consulting Group

NYC Elevator Veteran Launches Ascend Consulting Group

By Elevator World | September 27, 2021

Kenneth Seiferth III, a third-generation elevator man based in NYC, has announced the launch of Ascend Consulting Group (ACG). With clients including property developers, owners and managers; real estate investment trusts; co-op/condominium boards; and engineers and architects, ACG consults on all aspects of elevator optimization and investment, including modernization, evaluation, code compliance, witnessing, maintenance audits,…

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Tickets On Sale for Summit One Vanderbilt Observatory Experience

Tickets On Sale for Summit One Vanderbilt Observatory Experience

By Elevator World | September 17, 2021

Tickets are now on sale for SUMMIT One Vanderbilt (ELENET 891), a 65,000-ft2 entertainment center in NYC, SL Green Realty Corp. announced in a press release on September 14. The building includes a “story-driven, immersive experience,” according to the press release. The exhibit, called Air, is a walk-through art experience. In addition to the exhibit, the building will…

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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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Organizers Plan BuildingsNY 2021 Show for October

Organizers Plan BuildingsNY 2021 Show for October

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

BuildingsNY is planning its 2021 trade show for October 20-21 at Pier 36, 299 South Street in NYC, the organization has announced. For 35 years the BuildingsNY show has been a leading event for NYC building professionals, including owners, property managers, facility engineers, managing agents, energy engineers and superintendents. The event annually brings together thousands…

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NYC Class-A Office Tower Renovations in The Works

NYC Class-A Office Tower Renovations in The Works

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

Building owner Paramount Group plans to redevelop 60 Wall Street, a class-A office tower in NYC’s Financial District, the company recently announced. A 1.6 million-ft2, 47-story tower, 60 Wall Street was designed in 1989 by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo & Associates. The building’s vertical-transportation system, for which modernization bids are being sought, comprises 26 passenger elevators, three…

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NYC Supertall by Prolific Architect KPF Set to Rise

NYC Supertall by Prolific Architect KPF Set to Rise

By Elevator World | September 8, 2021

Demolition preparations at the 105-year-old, 15-story former Metropolitan Transportation Authority headquarters are ramping up at 343 Madison Avenue in Midtown East, Manhattan, NYC, to make way for a 1,050-ft-tall commercial supertall by prolific Manhattan architect Kohn Pedersen Fox, New York YIMBY reports. The 754,120-ft2 development by Boston Properties is expected to yield 748,618 ft2 of office space, 2,130 ft2 of…

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ATIS Obtains NYC DoB License

ATIS Obtains NYC DoB License

By Elevator World | September 3, 2021

American Testing and Inspection Services (ATIS), a conveyance management company headquartered in St. Louis, has obtained a Department of Building (DoB) license for NYC, allowing ATIS to perform all required safety inspection and test-witnessing services in the city’s five boroughs. Prior to the September 1 announcement, ATIS offered only its compliance management and elevator and…

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Exterior Walls of Times Square Hotel Rising

Exterior Walls of Times Square Hotel Rising

By Elevator World | August 30, 2021

The installation of brick façade is progressing on 223 West 46th Street, a 20-story Marriott SpringHill hotel in NYC’s Times Square, New York YIMBY reported on August 22. When complete, the tower will have 70,000 ft2 of space and hold 200 guest rooms. The building’s reinforced concrete superstructure has topped out, and the brick façade and window grid are rising. The bottom…

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