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Elevators Ban Electric Bikes After Fire Injures Five

By Elevator World | May 13, 2021

Communities across China tightened bans on electric bicycles in elevators this week after a rider’s battery exploded, injuring five people at a residential building in Shanghai, including a woman holding her grandson, Global Times reported on May 12. The woman suffered burns over 75% of her body, and she and the child were taken to a hospital…

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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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“Transformational” Downtown Milwaukee Tower is a Go

“Transformational” Downtown Milwaukee Tower is a Go

By Elevator World | May 11, 2021

Originally announced more than seven years ago, a 44-story residential/retail tower that developer Rick Barrett describes as “transformational” for downtown Milwaukee is finally a go, OnMilwaukee reports. Construction on Couture is set to begin as early as this month, with verticality anticipated in early 2022. The US$188-million lakefront development will include 322 residences, 42,837 ft2 of retail, plazas,…

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Pair of Pink Residential Towers Envisioned in Moscow

Pair of Pink Residential Towers Envisioned in Moscow

By Elevator World | May 7, 2021

A pair of 25- and 27-story pink residential towers is envisioned as part of the first stage of development of the ZIL-Yug territory in Moscow, ArchSovet reports. Designed by Buromoscow, EtalonProekt, the 32,000-m2 project is set to include a common base and an L-shaped open terrace area at the seventh level. Pearlescent pink aluminum panels and light woodgrain…

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Grand Station Miami Approaches Completion

Grand Station Miami Approaches Completion

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

Construction on Grand Station Miami, a 31-story, 322-ft-tall residential tower located at 240 North Miami Avenue in Miami’s Central Business District (CBD) is expected to be complete in May 2021, Florida YIMBY reported on May 2. Construction has occurred alongside several other projects within the CBD in an effort to transform the neighborhood into a modern hub…

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‘World’s First’ Octagon-Shaped Residential Tower Approved

‘World’s First’ Octagon-Shaped Residential Tower Approved

By Elevator World | May 5, 2021

Members of Birmingham City Council’s planning committee voted in favor of plans from Paradise Circus Ltd. Partnership for Octagon, part of the Paradise development, to build the “world’s first” purely octagonal residential tower, Birmingham Live reported on April 29. The 49-story tower built off Great Charles Street Queensway and Paradise Circus will be designed by Glenn Howells…

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One Bell Slip’s Façade Nears Completion in Greenpoint

One Bell Slip’s Façade Nears Completion in Greenpoint

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

Façade installation is nearing completion on One Bell Slip, a 31-story residential tower in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NYC, New York YIMBY reported on April 29. Designed by Handel Architects and developed by Brookfield Property Partners and Park Tower Group, the 369-ft-tall structure will offer 413 units spread across 292,029 ft2, plus 992 ft2 of commercial space. The project is at the corner of Bell Slip and Commercial Street along…

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Elevator Falls Five Floors with Student Trapped Inside in NYC

By Elevator World | May 4, 2021

An elevator in Brookdale Residence Hall of Yeshiva University in NYC fell five floors with a female Brookdale resident trapped inside on April 11, the student newspaper The Commentator reports. The student was stuck inside the elevator for about 45 min as the elevator fell from the fifth floor to the basement, then rose to the first…

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KLEEMANN Home Solutions

KLEEMANN Home Solutions

By Dimitris Rimpas | May 1, 2021

New-generation electric and hydraulic lifts are highlighted in this Product Spotlight. In the European Union (EU), lifting platforms with enclosed hoistways were initially developed according to many EU member states’ accessibility requirements to help transform their societies to more accessibility-friendly communities for the elderly and disabled. Over the years, lifting platforms have evolved into reliable,…

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Water Street Tampa: Hotels & Hospitality

Water Street Tampa: Hotels & Hospitality

By Elevator World | April 29, 2021

After examining Water Street Tampa’s residential components, Florida YIMBY is now turning its attention to the project’s hotel and hospitality components in phase one. In most megadevelopments, fine hotel space is a key ingredient in providing accommodations for visitors wanting to explore what the city’s neighborhoods have to offer; this is why Strategic Property Partners brought together…

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