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Permits Filed For 26-Story Tower in Dumbo, Brooklyn

Permits Filed for 26-Story Tower in Dumbo, Brooklyn

By Elevator World | August 17, 2021

New permits have been filed for a 26-story mixed-use building at 69 Adams Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC, New York YIMBY reports. The 208-ft-tall building is set to yield 258,200 ft2, with 156,122 ft2 of that to be used for225 residences. The building will also include 60 ft of frontage along Adams Street, a 25-ft-long rear yard and…

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Foundation Work Begins on Columbia University Tower

Foundation Work Begins on Columbia University Tower

By Elevator World | August 17, 2021

Excavation and foundation work are underway for a 34-story tower on the Manhattanville campus of Columbia University in New York City, New York YIMBY reports. Machinery and crews were recently seen putting together numerous pilings across the plot at 600 West 125th Street. Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and developed by the Trustees of Columbia University, the…

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Two NYC Elevator Men Honored as “Leaders Of Labor”

Two NYC Elevator Men Honored as “Leaders Of Labor”

By Elevator World | August 5, 2021

NYC elevator men Don Gelestino of Champion Elevator Corp. and Mark Gregorio of TEI Group are among four individuals being honored by Schneps Media, publisher of various NYC-area publications, as “Leaders of Labor.” They, along with fellow honorees Vijay Dandapani, president and CEO of the Hotel Association of NYC, and labor attorney Tanya N. Blocker,…

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NYC’s Vessel Closed Indefinitely After Fourth Suicide

NYC’s Vessel Closed Indefinitely After Fourth Suicide

By Elevator World | August 4, 2021

Just two months after it reopened with changes aimed at suicide prevention, the Thomas Heatherwick-designed interactive art piece Vessel in Manhattan’s Hudson Yards is closed again, “indefinitely,” after a fourth person — a 14-year-old boy — jumped to his death from the structure at around noon on July 29, The New York Times is among outlets to…

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Residential Skyscraper with TKE VT Tops Out In Hudson Yards

Residential Skyscraper with TKE VT Tops Out In Hudson Yards

By Elevator World | August 2, 2021

451 Tenth Avenue, a 587-ft-tall, 45-story skyscraper in NYC’s Hudson Yards designed by Handel Architects and developed by Related Cos., topped out in July, New York YIMBY reports. TK Elevator (TKE), the official vertical-transportation (VT) provider for Hudson Yards, tells ELEVATOR WORLD the tower is served by nine gearless, two hydraulic twin-post, one hydraulic conventional and one…

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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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