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Deco 969 Has Groundbreaking In Downtown Fort Worth, Texas

By Elevator World | October 22, 2021

A high-rise residential building in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, had its groundbreaking ceremony, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on October 19. The project, developed by Southern Land Co. and built by GDA Architects, is called Deco 969. It will be 27 stories tall and will cover a total area of 308,680 ft2. The…

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Panel Fire Shuts Down Power to Courthouse’s VT

Panel Fire Shuts Down Power to Courthouse’s VT

By Elevator World | October 6, 2021

An electrical panel fire forced the temporary closure of the Collin County, Texas, Courthouse after it shut down use of the building’s vertical transportation (VT), Community Impact reported on October 4. A city official said the fire broke out after the building’s breaker panel overheated and caught fire. Though damage was limited to the panel, it rendered…

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High Rises Making Mark On Austin Skyline

High Rises Making Mark On Austin Skyline

By Elevator World | October 4, 2021

Developer Reger Holdings broke ground on September 15 in Austin, Texas, for The Linden, a 28-story residential tower in the city’s Museum District near the state capitol, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reports. The high rise will feature 117 units ranging from one to three bedrooms and will also offer several two-story penthouses. The…

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Ground Broken On 41-Story Downtown Austin Condo Tower

Ground Broken On 41-Story Downtown Austin Condo Tower

By Elevator World | August 25, 2021

Austin, Texas-based Pearlstone Partners and NYC-based ATCO Properties and Management broke ground on Vesper, a 41-story, 284-unit condominium tower in the Rainey Street district of downtown Austin, Austin American-Statesman reported on August 12. Slated for completion in 2024, the project is part of a flurry of new development on the southeastern edge of downtown. Rezoning the area…

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High-Rise Condo Tower Planned for Downtown Austin

High-Rise Condo Tower Planned for Downtown Austin

By Elevator World | August 24, 2021

Real estate firm Urbanspace is behind the development of The Modern Austin Residences, a 55-story, 345-unit condominium tower planned in Austin, Texas, the company announced in July. The skyscraper, set for construction at 610 Davis Street downtown, will offer floor plans from one to four bedrooms. Ranging from 600 to more than 5,000 ft2, unit prices will…

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Urban Elevator Service Names Texas Team Leader

By Elevator World | August 7, 2021

Urban Elevator Service, LLC, has named Jason Hylton vice president/principal responsible for the company’s growing presence throughout Texas. Based in Dallas, he joins a team that includes Christopher Smith, Jack Sartain and David Limones, III. Hylton has approximately 20 years’ industry experience, handling sales and operations, branch and project management, modernization and service sales for…

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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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Woman Killed When Home Elevator Falls Onto Her

By Elevator World | July 14, 2021

A woman in Wichita County, Texas, was killed on June 12 when a residential elevator fell on top of her, Texomas reported. Authorities said a family member found the woman underneath the elevator and summoned a neighbor, who brought a floor jack to raise the elevator. First responders arrived about 7:30 p.m. and attempted life-saving efforts,…

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Elevator Issues Close Texas Monument Observation Deck

Elevator Issues Close Texas Monument Observation Deck

By Elevator World | July 8, 2021

The elevator and observation floor for the San Jacinto Monument, a 567.31-ft-high obelisk near Houston that looms over the battlefield where Sam Houston’s Texian army won Texas its independence back in 1836, are currently closed pending maintenance, Click2Houston.com reports. Before the closure, visitors could ascend to the observation deck, situated at an altitude of around 480 ft,…

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Smartrise Launches New Customer Portal

Smartrise Launches New Customer Portal

By Elevator World | June 2, 2021

Smartrise Engineering recently announced the launch of its new customer portal. Customers of the Irvington, Texas-based controller company can log in to the portal after they sign up with a representative. Once logged in, they can track shipments, find all drawings, reports and manuals, and add team members. The portal is meant to streamline the Smartrise experience…

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