Project of the Year

The Metropolis Trust Building San Francisco, California

By Rick Nieva | January 1, 2017

Unique challenge overcome in busy 110-year-old building submitted by Rick Nieva, Star Elevator, Inc. San Francisco’s 15-story Metropolis Trust Building was constructed in 1907 in the wake of the Great 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Today, it sits among the most expensive real estate in the city. The designated Category 1 Historic Landmark has a vertical-transportation…

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Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Melbourne, Australia

By Nima Bahadori | January 1, 2017

Schindler delivers secure, custom vertical-transportation system powered by the latest technology. submitted by Nima Bahadori, Schindler Lifts Australia Schindler Lifts Australia had its work cut out for it when it was called upon by Wood & Grieve Engineers to design a vertical-transportation system for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) in Melbourne. The medical facility…

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La Muela II Hydroelectric Power Plant

By BegoÑa flores canseco, thyssenkrupp elevator | January 1, 2016

ThyssenKrupp Elevadores embraces an underground challenge. Valencia, Spain submitted by BegoÑa flores canseco, thyssenkrupp elevator La Muela II Hydroelectric Power Plant lies on the right bank of the Júcar River in Cortes de Pallás, Valencia, Spain. It serves as the largest pumped-storage hydroelectric power plant in Europe and the most important use of hydroelectric power…

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Mitered Glass Elevator

By Karen Virk and John Virk, P.Eng., UT Elevator Inc. | January 1, 2016

UT Elevator applies new technology to create a working piece of art. Vancouver, Canada submitted by Karen Virk and John Virk, P.Eng., UT Elevator Inc. An ambitious home-design team envisioned an all-glass elevator that would provide an uninterrupted vista from the cab for a new home under construction in prestigious West Vancouver, Canada. This vision…

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Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater

By Doug Boydston, Handi-Lift, Inc. | January 1, 2016

Team reunites after nearly 20 years to help revitalize storied entertainment venue. New York, New York submitted by Doug Boydston, Handi-Lift, Inc. An unusual project for us this year was replacing a custom lift we had installed in 1997 with a new and improved design in 2015.  Almost 20 years after the original job, we…

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EBBW vale inclined lift

By david cooper, lecs (uk) ltd. | January 1, 2016

Mechanical link enables pedestrians to access two important sites quickly, safely and easily. Wales, U.K. submitted by david cooper, lecs (uk) ltd. EBBW Vale is a post-industrial town in the heart of the beautiful Welsh Valleys in the U.K., a town that has a name synonymous with iron and steel production. Extraction and manufacturing were…

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Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport

By Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator | January 1, 2016

ThyssenKrupp’s iwalks help speed pilgrims on their way. Medina, Saudi Arabia submitted by Begoña Flores Canseco, ThyssenKrupp Elevator Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport (PMIA) is the fourth-busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. Hajj and Umrah pilgrims from around the world flock to this prestigious and celebrated hub. Because of the annual pilgrimage, air traffic is heavy…

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New York state—OGS, historic state capitol escalator replacement

By Elise king, dave bonjolo and jeff jenkins, kone INC. | January 1, 2016

Modernization process retains classic design that would have been lost with full replacement. Albany, New York submitted by Elise king, dave bonjolo and jeff jenkins, kone INC. The State of New York Office of General Services (OGS) first investigated replacing the escalators at the state capitol in 2009. At that point, the units were 27…

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Elevator Modernization at Great Eagle Centre

By Sherring Mak, Jardine Schindler Hong Kong | January 1, 2016

Safety, ride comfort, performance, passenger experience and energy efficiency are brought up to the latest standards. Hong Kong, China submitted by Sherring Mak, Jardine Schindler Hong Kong The 33-story Great Eagle Centre is an iconic office and retail building strategically located in the prime commercial district of Wan Chai, adjacent to the famous Hong Kong…

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One world observatory skypods at one WTC

By phil hettema, the hettema group | January 1, 2016

Team creates one-of-a-kind experience for visitors. New York, New York submitted by phil hettema, the hettema group The journey to One World Observatory at One World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City (NYC) transports guests via an unforgettable and immersive virtual flight through time. The elevator cabin travels at 23 mph (2,000 fpm) as…

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