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Work Continues at Two Manhattan West

Work Continues at Two Manhattan West

By rc-Admin | April 8, 2021

Construction work continues apace on Two Manhattan West, a 935-ft-tall commercial skyscraper in NYC’s Midtown West (ELENET 819), New York YIMBY reported on April 6. Designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and developed by Brookfield, the 58-story office tower stands at the corner of West 31st Street and Ninth Avenue. The US$2-billion tower will hold approximately 2…

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More Smartrise C4 Controllers Installed

By rc-Admin | April 8, 2021

Smartrise has announced three new projects where the company’s C4 controller has been installed. In Houston, C4 controllers at the six-story Ben Taub Hospital will assist the more than 80,000 emergency patients coming through the door each year. On NYC’s Upper East Side, a 20-story apartment tower at 501 East 79th Street will use Smartrise…

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Texas Rangers’ Ballpark Features 37 VT Units From TK

By rc-Admin | April 8, 2021

Texas Rangers fans enjoying the April 2021 season home opener against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, were treated to ease of movement thanks to the 24 elevators and 13 escalators installed by TK Elevator at the new, US$1.2-billion ballpark, the company said on April 7. The 37 vertical-transportation (VT)…

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Right Way Elevator Joins American Elevator Group

By rc-Admin | April 8, 2021

American Elevator Group (AEG) has confirmed its investment in Florida-based Right Way Elevator Maintenance as the first of several planned acquisitions throughout the southern United States, the company announced on April 6. Established in 2012, Right Way specializes in maintenance, modernization and repair of all types of elevators. Led by company President and CEO Ryan…

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Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

Woman Stuck, Injured in Fall on Escalator

By rc-Admin | April 7, 2021

Emergency responders were called to cut a woman free after she became trapped on an escalator on the Gold Coast in Australia, 9 News reported on April 6. The woman reportedly slipped while riding the escalator, and her top then becoming stuck on the standing grill. She was taken to a hospital after the ordeal.   She was…

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21-Story Build-to-Rent Development Planned in Perth

21-Story Build-to-Rent Development Planned in Perth

By rc-Admin | April 7, 2021

Headed by President Michael Streicker, US-based Sentinel Real Estate plans to build a 21-story, 17,221-m2 development in Perth, Australia, made up of 175 apartments above a three-story multiuse podium, according to The Urban Developer. This build-to-rent project, known as Element 27, will be located on the corner of West Coast Highway and Manning Street. Its second of three…

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Twin-Tower Project Approved for Sydney’s CBD

Twin-Tower Project Approved for Sydney’s CBD

By rc-Admin | April 7, 2021

Following the Sydney Planning Committee’s approval, a twin-tower, 80-story skyscraper project on Pitt Street comprising 592 apartments and a hotel is expected to transform the Sydney CBD’s skyline, The Urban Developer reports. Private developer Han Group is behind the AUD727-million (US$556-million) project spanning eight sites in Sydney. The development application calls for site demolition and construction of…

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Apartment Tower for Chicago’s Fulton Market District

Apartment Tower for Chicago’s Fulton Market District

By rc-Admin | 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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Cavinder Elevator Plans Charity Golf Event In Myrtle Beach

Cavinder Elevator Plans Charity Golf Event In Myrtle Beach

By rc-Admin | April 6, 2021

Cavinder Elevator Co., headquartered in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, plans to hold its 4th annual Battle of the Bars Charity Golf Scramble on July 19 at Arrowhead Country Club in Myrtle Beach. An awards ceremony is set to immediately follow the tournament at Bar Louie — Broadway at the Beach. A pre-tournament meet-and-greet including live music is scheduled…

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Japanese City to Forbid Walking, Running on Escalators

Japanese City to Forbid Walking, Running on Escalators

By rc-Admin | April 6, 2021

Lawmakers in Saitama, Japan, passed an ordinance on March 26 forbidding passengers from walking or running on escalators, mothership reports. Although likely to not carry any penalty if breached, the ordinance is set to become effective on October 1. Railway operators and others have pushed for passengers to stand on escalators and hold handrails for years, despite…

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