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JM Associates/Burnham + Co.

By Elevator World | March 1, 2018

We at JM Associates/Burnham + Co., a Division of HUB International Northeast, have been creating comprehensive insurance and risk management products for the elevator industry for more than 40 years. We started providing insurance to the elevator industry in 1972 as Burnham + Co. We soon discovered a void for insurance specialization for the elevator…

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Albany’s Egg Gets Modernized Freight Lift

By Matt Irvin | March 1, 2018

Otis and Peelle Team up to Fit Rectangular Unit Into Round Space After 12 years of construction, The Egg Center for Performing Arts in the Empire State Plaza in Albany, New York, opened to the public in 1978. The Egg, named for its unusual, rounded architecture, offers a stunning exterior that has been likened to…

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“New York, New York, a Eleva’ Town”

By Dr. Lee Gray | March 1, 2018

Looking at NYC’s vertical-transportation heritage through the unique Park Row Building The 1944 Broadway musical On the Town featured the song “New York, New York” (music by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green). The lyrics include the well-known phrase “New York, New York, a helluva town.” (In the 1949 MGM movie…

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Connected, Controlled

By Ricky Williams | March 1, 2018

IDS/Lift-Net offers VT management systems that provide custom data in real time throughout NYC and beyond. In modern building management, maintaining real-time connection to passenger conveyance systems is essential for passenger security and equipment efficiency/reliability. Not only do property managers need to know the position and real-time status of each piece of equipment, they need…

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The Year of Topping Out

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2018

In this Industry Dialogue, EW discusses NYC building trends and projections with New York YIMBY’s Nikokai Fedak (NF). Young and full of energy, Nikolai Fedak is founder/editor of New York YIMBY (which stands for “Yes, In My Backyard”), a website that has become a go-to source for real-estate developers, residents and anyone interested in the…

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Broadening Horizons: Change at GAL

By Angela Baldwin | March 1, 2018

Recently acquired GAL Manufacturing Corp. finds a renewed entrepreneurial spirit, sense of innovation along with the change in ownership. When Bronx, New York-based GAL Manufacturing Corp. opened its doors more than 90 years ago, the age of the skyscraper had barely begun, and the New York City (NYC) skyline looked very different than it does…

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The Year in NYC Tall Buildings

By Elevator World | March 1, 2018

Neighborhoods transform as striking new landmarks punctuate skyline. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), having recently completed its annual global audit of tall-building construction around the world, determined three buildings of 200 m or taller completed in 2017 in New York City (NYC), compared to four in 2016. In addition to those…

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Hudson Yards and the High Line

By Angela Baldwin | March 1, 2018

One landmark leads to another in Manhattan’s developing “New West Side.” On a recent trip to New York City, your author walked the famed and beloved High Line for the first time. A former rail line turned public park, the High Line was donated to the City of New York by CSX Transportation, Inc. in…

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Zero-Clearance Entrances in NYC

By Elevator World | March 1, 2018

The 100 elevator entrances provided by Columbia make both developers and tenants smile. Start spreadin’ the news: New York City (NYC) has recently added yet another iconic structure to its skyline, this one in the ultra-chic West Chelsea area. Located immediately adjacent to the High Line, at 520 West 28th Street, this property is often…

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The Elevator Learning Center

By Elevator World | March 1, 2018

D&D’s efforts to address labor shortages are expanding beyond itself.. It’s no secret that there is an ongoing labor shortage in the U.S. for all tradesmen, regardless of their affiliation. While participating in the annual industry gatherings, conferences and association events of 2017, conversations always came back to the same complaints — “There is no…

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