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London, Birmingham see tall construction and more.

By rc-Admin | June 1, 2019

“World’s Tallest” Vertical Lift Bridge for London The Architects’ Journal reported on details of a proposal to construct the world’s tallest vertical lift bridge in southeast London. It mentions Transport for London documents seen by New Civil Engineer that show plans for a 90-m-tall, 180-m-span vertical lift bridge to connect Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. These…

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Tall projects from Norway to Gibraltar

By rc-Admin | May 1, 2019

CLTElevator Shafts Part of World’s Tallest Timber Tower Cross-laminated timber (CLT) elevator shafts are part of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use tower in Brumunddal, Norway, that the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently ratified as the world’s tallest timber building at 18 stories, or 85.4 m. In light of the recent increase in tall-timber…

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Big-contracts-and-plans-announced-for-locales-around-the-country

Big contracts and plans announced for locales around the country.

By rc-Admin | April 1, 2019

Otis UK Wins Maintenance for 340 Units at Gatwick Airport Gatwick in West Sussex has appointed Otis UK the service provider for 340 elevators, escalators and moving walks in the U.K.’s second-largest airport. The five-year contract “marks a significant expansion of the company’s footprint in the U.K. major infrastructure market,” Otis UK said. It will…

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Possible impacts of Brexit, personnel changes for thyssenkrupp and SVM Associates

By rc-Admin | March 1, 2019

Brexit May Pose Difficulties for Manufacturers Many types of products may only be marketed within the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are provided with a CE mark, but with the deadline approaching for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) — commonly referred to as “Brexit” — questions have arisen about what the…

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Unorthodox-architecture-faces-opposition-and-new-housing-is-coming-online

Unorthodox architecture faces opposition, and new housing is coming online.

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2019

The Tulip Cultural Attraction Proposed in London Faces Hurdles The owner of 30 St Mary Axe (also known as the Gherkin) (ELEVATOR WORLD, February 2016) in downtown London is working with architect Foster + Partners on plans to build a cultural attraction shaped like a tulip next door, the Architect’s Journal reported, but the plan…

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Oti-noteworthy-architects-involved-in-Manchester-London-projects

Otis, noteworthy architects involved in Manchester, London projects.

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

Otis Installing 53 Units in Manchester Airport Otis UK announced in November that it began installing lifts, escalators and moving walks into the new Manchester Airport Terminal 2 extension. The facility is undergoing a GBP1-billion (US$1.3-billion) investment program to better its passenger experience and infrastructure capacity. Passengers will use 38 Gen2® Stream lifts that carry…

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More-options-hit-the-market,-and-developments-on-tall-building-projects-come-to-light

More options hit the market, and developments on tall-building projects come to light.

By rc-Admin | December 1, 2018

Company Gains Greek Distributor KAPOK 88, a family-owned business based in Nottingham that provides custom and modular padded protective drapes for elevator interiors, announced GNV Automation and Elevator Spare Parts of Greece as an official distributor, selling both its made-to-measure and modular products. The partnership brings the number of KAPOK 88 European and Middle Eastern…

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