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KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

KONE Wins 83-Unit VT Order for New Beijing Metro Line

By Elevator World | September 17, 2021

KONE has won an order to supply 83 vertical-transportation (VT) units for the western section of Beijing’s new Metro Line 11, the company announced on September 16. Line 11, a 4.2-km-long section also known as “Winter Olympic Branch Line,” will connect five major areas of the Shougang North District through four stations and provide transfer…

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TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

TKE Canada Doubles VT Service Footprint for Retailer

By Elevator World | September 16, 2021

TK Elevator (TKE) Canada has expanded its service footprint on vertical-transportation (VT) systems at supermarket Loblaws’ locations in Canada, TKE has announced. Lowblas, headquartered in Brampton, Ontario, has more than 2,400 stores across the country. In 2017, TKE supported 139 elevators and escalators but now provides service and maintenance on more than twice that many units, the…

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NEEA Welcomes Additions to Its Leadership Team

NEEA Welcomes Additions to Its Leadership Team

By Elevator World | September 9, 2021

The National Elevator and Escalator Association (NEEA), a voice for Canada’s vertical-transportation industry, has named two new members to the leadership team as part of an expansion and modernization aimed at meeting growing demands, the association announced on September 7. Christian von Donat has been appointed executive director, operations, and Mark Chiarelli is the new…

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Macau VT Industry Concerned Over Standard Proposal

By Elevator World | September 8, 2021

A Chinese government proposal to adopt EU vertical-transportation (VT) standards worries some people in the elevator industry, who fear the standards would be unworkable in Macau, the Macau Daily Times reported in September. China’s Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) recently released a report compiled as part of proposed elevator and escalator legislation. In the report,…

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Salt Lake City Airport Takes Off

Salt Lake City Airport Takes Off

By Lindsay Fletcher | September 1, 2021

Schindler tells your author about the importance of pitless moving walks and connection to the company’s IoT in providing VT solutions across the large facility.

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TKE, Sri Lankan Firm Win Maldives Airport Contract

TKE, Sri Lankan Firm Win Maldives Airport Contract

By Elevator World | August 12, 2021

DIMO, a Sri Lanka-based conglomerate with a range of engineering companies, including vertical-transportation (VT), has won a project to supply, install and maintain elevators, escalators and moving walks at the Velana International Airport in Malé, capital of the island nation Maldives, Adaderana Biz reported on August 10. Working with its partner, TK Elevator (TKE), DIMO’s contract…

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TKE Lands 122-Unit VT Contract for Quito Metro System

TKE Lands 122-Unit VT Contract for Quito Metro System

By Elevator World | August 10, 2021

Quito, Ecuador, is building its first metro transit system, and TK Elevator (TKE) has been awarded the vertical-transportation (VT) contract for the first line, the company announced on August 6. Known as Line 1, the project will include 15 stations and is expected to handle 400,000 passengers in the first year. TKE will provide 122…

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Installation Of “Make In India” VT Equipment at Kanpur Begins

By Elevator World | August 7, 2021

The installation of elevators and escalators in nine Metro Stations in India has begun, The Times of India reported on August 4. A total of 27 escalators and 33 lifts are being installed in stations on the stretch of Priority Corridor between Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and Moti Jheel lake. All of the vertical-transportation equipment used…

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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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Otis provides VT, Westbank Campus adds residential tower.

Otis provides VT, Westbank Campus adds residential tower

By Elevator World | August 1, 2021

Construction on San Francisco Tower Wrapping Up Construction is wrapping up on 30 Otis Street, SoMa, in San Francisco as the tower is preparing for move-ins later this summer, San Francisco YIMBY reported in June. The SoMa development will add 416 residences to the local housing market, along with retail and an updated home for…

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