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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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KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

KONE to Supply 53 Elevators for Office Tower In India

By Elevator World | September 13, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 53 elevators for Commerz III, a 50-story, premium commercial tower under development in Mumbai, India, the company announced on September 9. The order includes 42 of KONE’s MiniSpace® and 11 MonoSpace® elevators that will travel 223 m at speeds of up to 6 m/s. The vertical-transportation system will…

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Yokohama Set for Office Tower, Museum Construction

Yokohama Set for Office Tower, Museum Construction

By Elevator World | September 2, 2021

A real estate developer and a video game company are collaborating to develop a high-rise office tower and a museum in Yokohama, Japan, Japan Property Central reports. Plans are to build a 28-story office tower with 110,000 m2 of space, along with a separate building housing a game art museum and retail space. Daiwa House Industry and an…

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25-Story High Rise Planned for West Palm Beach

25-Story High Rise Planned for West Palm Beach

By Elevator World | August 26, 2021

Related Cos. closed on the site of a planned 25-story office tower in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, The Real Deal reported in August. The First Church of Christ, Scientist sold the property at 134 and 142 Lakeview Avenue and 809 South Flagler Drive to Related affiliate RUD 1 Flagler LLC for US$20.1 million, records show. The…

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Development Application Lodged for Australia Tower Hub

Development Application Lodged for Australia Tower Hub

By Elevator World | August 24, 2021

Wee Hur Holdings has lodged a development application for a four-tower transit-orientated hub in Brisbane, Australia’s inner south, Australian Property Journal reports. Designed by architects Woods Bagot, the precinct, called Park Central, will include an apartment building, an office tower, student accommodations and an aged-care facility. The 759-bed purpose-built student accommodation tower will complement its existing 1,578-bed…

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Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

Construction Begins on Tokyo Project

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Construction on the Meiji Yasuda Seimei Shinjuku Building project in Tokyo began in early August, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. The building, designed by Nikken Sekkei, will deliver about 100,000 m2 on a 6,295-m2 site. The building will have 23 floors at 129 meters and will house offices, retail, childcare facilities and parking.…

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Plans for “Biophilic” London Tower Submitted

Plans for “Biophilic” London Tower Submitted

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has submitted plans for a 24-story office building in the City of London, which the architect said “tackled head-on” the challenge of meeting net zero, Building reported in August. The 116-m, 66,867-m2 building will contain a variety of office spaces above retail and community uses and will have four basement levels. Rather than…

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Council to Grant Planning Consent for Edge London Bridge Tower

Council to Grant Planning Consent for Edge London Bridge Tower

By Elevator World | August 4, 2021

The Southwark Council resolved to grant planning approval for the EDGE London Bridge tower, Pilbrow & Partners reported in July. Developed by Dutch-based EDGE and designed by Pilbrow & Partners, the building will be located at 60­-68 St. Thomas Street next to the London Bridge Station. It will be the most sustainable office tower in London, achieving…

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Plans Announced for New Office Towers In Downtown Austin, Texas

Plans Announced for New Office Towers In Downtown Austin, Texas

By Elevator World | August 3, 2021

Austin, Texas-based developer Cielo Property Group is planning to build two high-rise office towers on a full city block near the Austin Convention Center downtown, Austin American-Statesman reported in July. The buildings could potentially add 1.6 million ft2 to the office market. The company hopes to acquire a site development permit by early next year and start construction…

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The Use of Lifts in Offices in Social-Distancing Environments

The Use of Lifts in Offices in Social-Distancing Environments

By Jochem Wit | August 1, 2021

An array of measures must be taken to guarantee personal safety.

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