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One Excellence Development in Shenzhen Complete

One Excellence Development in Shenzhen Complete

By Elevator World | May 13, 2021

The One Excellence development in the new Qianhai district of Shenzhen, China, is now complete, World Architecture News reported in March. Farrells won the design competition for One Excellence in late 2013 with a design featuring four office towers, including a 300-m-tall landmark tower and two residential towers. The mixed-use development covers 757,000 m2 and sets a precedent…

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Recent Leases at Manhattan Office Tower Point to Recovery

Recent Leases at Manhattan Office Tower Point to Recovery

By Elevator World | May 12, 2021

Office tenants including investment firms U.A.E.-based Mamura Holdings LLC, MSD Partners and asset manager Nearwater Management recently signed leases with SL Green for space in the Kohn Pedersen Fox-designed One Vanderbilt, a new, 1,401-ft-tall supertall in Midtown Manhattan, Real Estate Weekly reports. A total of 11 new leases signed during the pandemic brings occupancy to 79% at…

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10 Design Wins Vietnam’s Landmark 55 Competition

10 Design Wins Vietnam’s Landmark 55 Competition

By Elevator World | May 3, 2021

The site Landmark 55 has won a competition for two towers constructed to optimize views of West Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, and provide street addresses that both the office and hotel require, World Architecture News reports. The skyline from the city center is articulated by a cantilevering lobby for the hotel directing views out across West Lake…

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Liberty Elevator Opens Florida Office

Liberty Elevator Opens Florida Office

By Elevator World | April 19, 2021

Liberty Elevator Corp., which has served the NYC metropolitan area for more than 60 years, recently announced the opening of an office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The move came after requests from some of Liberty’s customers who have properties in Florida. Liberty’s certified union mechanics now provide clients in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Naples…

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KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 67 elevators for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza, a multitower, mixed-use development in Zhuhai, China, that will bring office space and multiple residential units to a waterfront site in southern China, the company announced on April 13. Zhuhai Huafa Plaza will include a 257-m-tall office tower and two residential skyscrapers…

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Unstudio Helping Design Office Tower in Poland

Unstudio Helping Design Office Tower in Poland

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio is working with Projekt Polsko-Belgijska Pracownia Architektury to build a 174-m-tall skyscraper, World Architecture News reported on April 7. Located next to the former headquarters of the Bellona publishing house, the new tower will be connected by a common lobby, in a design uncommon on the Polish market. The 40-story, 47,000-m2 office tower will…

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Structural Steel Assembly Rises with Toronto Tower

Structural Steel Assembly Rises With Toronto Tower

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

A landmark office tower has begun rising at the intersection of Front and Simcoe streets in Toronto’s Financial District, Urban Toronto reported on April 5. The 46-story tower by Cadillac Fairview will stand out at its site, 160 Front Street West, showing off a design by AS+GG Architecture of Chicago working with Toronto-based B+H Architects and featuring…

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Construction Launches on Amazon's Bellevue 600 Tower

Construction Launches on Amazon’s Bellevue 600 Tower

By Elevator World | April 5, 2021

Construction has begun on Amazon’s new Bellevue 600 office building, a tower that sees the company expanding its footprint on the Eastside, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported on March 31. Demolition crews have begun dismantling an existing parking garage on the lot at 600 108th Avenue N.E., a signal that Phase 1 of the project has finally kicked…

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Miami Office Tower Reaches Halfway Mark

Miami Office Tower Reaches Halfway Mark

By Elevator World | March 30, 2021

The class-A office tower 830 Brickell under construction in Miami has reached the halfway point, with one full story of the 223-m-tall tower expected to be completed each week going forward, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on March 26. Financial firms, technology companies and high-net-worth individuals are migrating to Miami en masse, prompting…

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