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Hitachi Opens Residential Elevator Center in Kunming

By rc-Admin | April 1, 2021
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Hitachi Elevator (China) has inaugurated a Household Elevator Urban Experience Center in Kunming, China, the company announced in March. During a gathering at the center on March 28, company President Jia Yuhui, Vice President Liang Yaoqiang, representatives of the business management team, as well as dealer partners, interior design companies and customers, took part in…

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NAEC Names Global Education/Safety and Development Heads

By rc-Admin | April 1, 2021
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The National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) recently named David Smarte global education and safety officer and Shannon Bates national development officer. With more than 40 years’ industry experience, Smarte has served NAEC as a board member and chair of the Education and Safety committees. He is the 2016 recipient of the William C. Sturgeon…

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Kastle Systems Adds Touchless Protocols to Atlanta Tower

By rc-Admin | April 1, 2021
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Kastle Systems has installed multiple groundbreaking protocols and technologies at the iconic Tower Place 100 building in Atlanta, the company announced on March 31. Becoming one of the first truly touchless buildings in the city, Tower Place 100 has modernized its security programs to meet the moment of pandemic and post-pandemic safety. Upgrades include KastlePresence®,…

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NEII Names Director of Government Affairs

By rc-Admin | April 1, 2021
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Pricilla Magee joined the National Elevator Industry, Inc. (NEII) as director of government affairs on March 15. She most recently served as consumer outreach manager for the Americans Standards Institute. Magee holds a degree in Civil Engineering and has worked in the construction industry as a design engineer and International Code Council certified accessibility consultant.

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Pair of Elevators to Enhance NYC Subway Accessibility

Pair of Elevators to Enhance NYC Subway Accessibility

By rc-Admin | March 31, 2021
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NYC’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plans to install two elevators at the 14th Street and Seventh Avenue subway stations in Manhattan, a move hailed by disability-rights activists at a press conference on March 27, gothamist reports. Proponents, including Sen. Chuck Schumer, urged the Federal Transportation Administration to approve and release the funds, and said he would lobby for…

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CECA Golf Tournament/Mini Tabletop Conference Planned

CECA Golf Tournament/Mini Tabletop Conference Planned

By rc-Admin | March 31, 2021
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The Canadian Elevator Contractors Association (CECA) plans to host a golf tournament/mini tabletop conference on September 14-16 at the Deerhurst Resort in Muskoka, which is approximately 2 h north of Toronto. CECA Executive Director Catharine Bothwell observes the venue features an abundance of outdoor space to allow for social distancing. CECA aims to open registration…

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Russian Elevator Week Happening Earlier

Russian Elevator Week Happening Earlier

By rc-Admin | March 31, 2021
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Russian Elevator Week has been moved up several days. Now set for June 1-3, the biannual event was moved “to improve project transport logistics,” organizers JSC “VDNH” and the National Lift Union said. Additionally, the 10th-anniversary tradeshow will now be in the 55th and 57th pavilions in Moscow’s All-Russian Exhibition Center, since the usual 75th pavilion is currently…

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357 King West Quickly Rising in Toronto

357 King West Quickly Rising in Toronto

By rc-Admin | March 31, 2021
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Construction of a 42-story, 148-m-tall condominium tower at 357 King West in Toronto has seen significant progress since work began in late 2018, Urban Toronto reported in March. Below-grade work has been completed, and the building has begun its ascent at the southwest corner of King Street West and Blue Jays Way. Designed by BDP Quadrangle, the…

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Redevelopment Planned for Akasaka Buildings in Tokyo

Redevelopment Planned for Akasaka Buildings in Tokyo

By rc-Admin | March 30, 2021
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Developers have released detailed plans for the redevelopment of the Kokusai Shin-Akasaka Buildings, Japan Property Central reported on March 22. The Akasaka 2, 6 Chome District project will see two towers of 230 and 110 m. The taller, 41-story East Tower will contain office and retail space, while the lower, 19-story West Tower will offer accommodations, retail,…

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Miami Office Tower Reaches Halfway Mark

Miami Office Tower Reaches Halfway Mark

By rc-Admin | March 30, 2021
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The class-A office tower 830 Brickell under construction in Miami has reached the halfway point, with one full story of the 223-m-tall tower expected to be completed each week going forward, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on March 26. Financial firms, technology companies and high-net-worth individuals are migrating to Miami en masse, prompting…

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