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KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

KONE Wins 67-Unit Order for Development in Zhuhai, China

By Elevator World | April 14, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 67 elevators for Zhuhai Huafa Plaza, a multitower, mixed-use development in Zhuhai, China, that will bring office space and multiple residential units to a waterfront site in southern China, the company announced on April 13. Zhuhai Huafa Plaza will include a 257-m-tall office tower and two residential skyscrapers…

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Developer Requests Increase in Sydney Tower Height

Developer Requests Increase in Sydney Tower Height

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Developer Lendlease has applied to increase the height of a planned residential tower by eight stories, The Urban Developer reported on April 1. The additional levels for the tower will provide an additional 32 apartments below the penthouse levels. The additional stories will create a 5,650 m2 extension and give the building a height increase from 208 m…

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Unstudio Helping Design Office Tower in Poland

Unstudio Helping Design Office Tower in Poland

By Elevator World | April 13, 2021

Dutch architecture firm UNStudio is working with Projekt Polsko-Belgijska Pracownia Architektury to build a 174-m-tall skyscraper, World Architecture News reported on April 7. Located next to the former headquarters of the Bellona publishing house, the new tower will be connected by a common lobby, in a design uncommon on the Polish market. The 40-story, 47,000-m2 office tower will…

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31-, 11-Story Residential Towers For Liverpool Waterfront

31-, 11-Story Residential Towers For Liverpool Waterfront

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

The Liverpool Council approved Peel and Your Housing Group’s plan for 278 homes in 31- and 11-story towers on William Jessop Way on the waterfront in Liverpool, U.K., the Liverpool Echo reports. The city-center site was once intended for Shanghai Tower, which, at 50 stories, would have been part of the huge Liverpool Waters masterplan and the…

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Structural Steel Assembly Rises with Toronto Tower

Structural Steel Assembly Rises With Toronto Tower

By Elevator World | April 9, 2021

A landmark office tower has begun rising at the intersection of Front and Simcoe streets in Toronto’s Financial District, Urban Toronto reported on April 5. The 46-story tower by Cadillac Fairview will stand out at its site, 160 Front Street West, showing off a design by AS+GG Architecture of Chicago working with Toronto-based B+H Architects and featuring…

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Apartment Tower for Chicago’s Fulton Market District

Apartment Tower for Chicago’s Fulton Market District

By Elevator World | April 7, 2021

A team led by Chicago’s Fulton Street Cos. wasted no time filing plans for a 32-story, 433-unit apartment tower on West Fulton Street north of Lake Avenue after the city opened the area for new housing in February, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported in March, citing Crain’s. Among the tallest buildings in what Fulton…

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Served by Schindler VT, Jakarta’s First Supertall Tops Out

Served by Schindler VT, Jakarta’s First Supertall Tops Out

By Elevator World | April 6, 2021

Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) announced on March 31 that Autograph Tower, the first supertall in Jakarta, Indonesia, topped out at 383 m. Served by a Schindler vertical-transportation (VT) system (ELENET 617), Autograph anchors the Thamrin Nine mixed-use development and is linked via a retail podium with the 300-m-tall Luminary Tower, also designed by KPF. “Layered…

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Istanbul Tower Set to Welcome Visitors

Istanbul Tower Set to Welcome Visitors

By Elevator World | April 2, 2021

Melike Altınışık Architects, designer of a recently completed telecommunications antenna and observation deck in Istanbul, has released new images of the striking tower, Designboom reported in March. The designers say they wanted to impart a sense of motion within its silhouette in a view that changes when seen from different perspectives across the city. From inside the…

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Partnership Developing Montreal Residential Tower

Partnership Developing Montreal Residential Tower

By Elevator World | April 2, 2021

Quebec real estate developer Brivia Group has entered into a strategic partnership with IPSO FACTO Real Estate Fund to build the 61-story, 763-ft-tall 1 Square Phillips tower, a luxury condominium and rental residential high rise under construction in downtown Montreal, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported in March. Work on the first phase of…

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Chicago Red Line

Transit accessibility upgrades and mixed-use towers

By Elevator World | April 1, 2021

CTA Plans to Make Over Stations. Zoning Approved for Big Deahl. 1,053 Apartments, Retail and Parking for West Loop Gate

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