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New Denver Skyscraper Features TKE Agile Mobile

By Elevator World | September 22, 2021

Tenants and visitors at Block 162, a new, high-rise office tower in the Denver CBD, can call an elevator with their personal devices, thanks to TK Elevator’s (TKE) AGILE mobile, the company said in September as it announced completion of the system’s installation. Block 162, a 30-story, 452-ft-tall office tower, is the first building in…

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Panel Approves Two-Tower Project In Brooklyn

Panel Approves Two-Tower Project In Brooklyn

By Elevator World | September 20, 2021

River Ring, a proposed two-skyscraper residential development in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, has come closer to construction with the plan recently picking up approval, New York YIMBY reports. The project, designed by Bjarke Ingels Group and developed by Two Trees Management, would bring 1,050 homes — 263 affordable — to a 3.5-acre riverfront site, plus a 6-acre, circular waterfront park…

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Schindler Robot Technology Debuts In Middle East

Schindler Robot Technology Debuts In Middle East

By Elevator World | September 14, 2021

The Schindler Robotic Installation System for Elevators (Schindler RISE) is being debuted in the Middle East for the construction of the Uptown Tower, a 340-m-tall skyscraper in Dubai’s Uptown district, Khaleej Times reports. The autonomous and self-climbing robot will travel up the 78 levels of the tower to measure and drill precision holes accurately. The robot will…

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Zanzibar Looks To Get Africa’s Second-Tallest Skyscraper

Zanzibar Looks To Get Africa’s Second-Tallest Skyscraper

By Elevator World | September 1, 2021

Developers AICL Group and Edinburgh Crowland Management Ltd. hired NYC- and Dubai-based architecture firm xCassia to design the 70-story Zanzibar Domino, a glittering, swirl-shaped structure set to take shape on a man-made island in the semi-autonomous Indian Ocean archipelago of Zanzibar over the next four years, The Citizen reports. If built, it would be the second-tallest tower…

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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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Plans Submitted for Canary Wharf Skyscraper In London

Plans Submitted for Canary Wharf Skyscraper In London

By Elevator World | July 21, 2021

Architectural design firm Maccreanor Lavington revealed designs for a 56-story skyscraper in London’s Canary Wharf, Architects’ Journal reports. Renderings show a bronze-clad building sporting a crown with a thin spire that will light up at night, an element that was Maccreanor Lavington’s response to planning officers’ challenge to design something “distinctive” for the skyline. It will provide…

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Biscayne Bay Skyscraper Application Filed In Florida

Biscayne Bay Skyscraper Application Filed In Florida

By Elevator World | July 19, 2021

An application has been filed with the Federal Aviation Administration requesting to build another skyscraper along Biscayne Bay in Edgewater, Miami, Florida YIMBY reports. The application for the 649-ft-tall tower is comparable to Missoni Baia and Elysee Miami, two nearby developments that are also 649 ft tall. The proposal intends to replace two residential buildings at 710…

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Approval Granted For Construction Crane Installation For Miami Skyscraper

Approval Granted For Construction Crane Installation For Miami Skyscraper

By Elevator World | July 8, 2021

The Florida Aviation Administration has granted approval for the installation of construction cranes for the upcoming NATIIVO skyscraper in Downtown Miami, Florida YIMBY reports. The 51-story, 588-ft-tall, mixed-use tower is set to be constructed at 601 Northeast First Avenue and is being developed by Sixth Street Miami Partners LLC. The approval of the cranes indicates that vertical…

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Sales Start for Tallest Miami Beach Building

By Elevator World | June 21, 2021

Developers Terra Group and GFO Investments have started sales on their upcoming condo tower named Five Park, a 48-story skyscraper that will soon hold the title of the tallest building in Miami Beach, Florida YIMBY reports. Designed by Arquitectonica, with Gabellini Sheppard handling interiors, the development will yield 278 residences and nearly 40,000 ft2 of amenities and…

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Garage Demolition Paves Way for Philadelphia Skyscraper

By Elevator World | June 16, 2021

A 340-ft-tall, 27-story skyscraper is planned for 1620 Sansom Street in Rittenhouse Square, Center City, in Philadelphia in place of a parking garage that was recently demolished, Philadelphia YIMBY reports. The new building, designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz, will feature 298 units, along with retail space on the ground floor, and will be decorated with eye-catching cladding. Demolition…

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