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LIFTEX 2022 Set for October 12-13 in London

LIFTEX 2022 Set for October 12-13 in London

By rc-Admin | April 6, 2021
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LIFTEX organizer the Lift & Escalator Industry Association announced the event will take place on October 12-13 at ExCeL in London. Originally planned for May 2022 but postponed due to the pandemic, LIFTEX takes place every three years and serves as a showcase for the lift and escalator industry. It is aimed at installers, specifiers,…

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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 rc-Admin | April 6, 2021
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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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Elevator Repairs Underway at Vernon, Canada, Car Park

By rc-Admin | April 5, 2021
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Work to upgrade a pair of elevators at a parking garage in Vernon, Canada, began on April 1, with the CAD200,000 (US$160,000) project expected to wrap up in mid-June, the Lake Country Calendar reported on March 31.  The project is considered a much-needed initiative to repair the two lifts. Motorists will continue to have access to the…

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Construction Launches on Amazon's Bellevue 600 Tower

Construction Launches on Amazon’s Bellevue 600 Tower

By rc-Admin | April 5, 2021
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Construction has begun on Amazon’s new Bellevue 600 office building, a tower that sees the company expanding its footprint on the Eastside, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported on March 31. Demolition crews have begun dismantling an existing parking garage on the lot at 600 108th Avenue N.E., a signal that Phase 1 of the project has finally kicked…

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TransLink Planning Major Redesign of Burrard Station

TransLink Planning Major Redesign of Burrard Station

By rc-Admin | April 5, 2021
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A major capacity and public space overhaul of Vancouver’s SkyTrain Burrard Station is envisioned by TransLink, Vancouver Urbanized reported on March 31. The public transit authority has submitted a development application to the City of Vancouver to build a new plaza and replacement street entrance to the station. The escalator-and-staircase portal, built in 1985, takes commuters down…

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Battersea Station’s Glass Elevator to Open Next Year

Battersea Station’s Glass Elevator to Open Next Year

By rc-Admin | April 5, 2021
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A glass elevator that will run up the inside of one of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys in London before popping up out of the top for a view will open next year, Ian Visits reported on April 1. Traveling 109 m up the interior to the top of the North West chimney, the newly branded “Chimney Lift”…

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Istanbul Tower Set to Welcome Visitors

Istanbul Tower Set to Welcome Visitors

By rc-Admin | April 2, 2021
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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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Kapok 88 Donates Covers to Ronald McDonald Houses

Kapok 88 Donates Covers to Ronald McDonald Houses

By rc-Admin | April 2, 2021
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Kapok 88, a supplier of protective drapes and COP covers for elevators, is providing anti-viral coverings for elevators at six Ronald McDonald houses in Europe, the company recently announced. With the beginning of the first lockdown, Kapok 88 developed a range of covers that sit over the top of the control panels in lifts. Control…

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Otis Hong Kong Honored for Employee Efforts

Otis Hong Kong Honored for Employee Efforts

By rc-Admin | April 2, 2021
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Otis Hong Kong recently set a new company milestone when it received three employee-focused awards — Employer of Choice, Appreciation Culture and Employee Engagement — during the prestigious Employer of Choice Award 2020 ceremony. The 2020 edition of the event, organized by JobMarket, represented the seventh installment of the program. It honors organizations, business leaders…

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Partnership Developing Montreal Residential Tower

Partnership Developing Montreal Residential Tower

By rc-Admin | April 2, 2021
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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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