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Elevator Manufacturing in NYC

By rc-Admin | March 1, 2020

This History article examines the little-known situation of the fledgling industry between 1836 and 1869. by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent The November 25, 1854, issue of Scientific American included an illustrated, descriptive article on Elisha Graves Otis’ “improved elevator,” which he had recently exhibited at the New York Crystal Palace. The story of Otis’…

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One Wall Street

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2020

The complexity of NYC’s largest-ever office-to- condo conversion extends to its elevator system. Five percent complete. That may not sound like a lot, but when one considers the complexity involved in the US$1.5-billion office-to-condo conversion of One Wall Street — the largest such project in NYC real estate history — it certainly is. KONE Project…

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A Long Time Coming

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2020

The Elevator Safety Act will mean changes for the industry but, ideally, yield a safer elevator world. By Kaija Wilkinson After eight years of negotiation and a mind-boggling number of iterations (five from December 2019-January 2020, for example), New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved the Elevator Safety Act (New York State Assembly Bill S7306) on…

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Big Apple Business Boom

By Kaija Wilkinson | March 1, 2020

Across the boroughs, NYC continues to redefine itself with record-breaking development, and there is more than enough VT work to go around. by Kaija Wilkinson Merriam-Webster defines “boomtown” as “a town enjoying a business and population boom.” Dictionary.com, meanwhile, describes a “boom town” as a “a town that has grown very rapidly as a result…

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Record-breaking tall-building developments distinguish Big Apple activity.

By rc-Admin | March 1, 2020

Skinniest Building in the World Close to Completion 111 West 57th Street, a 1,428-ft-tall residential building on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown (ELEVATOR WORLD, March 2015 and May 2018), was on pace in late 2019 for completion this year, New York YIMBY reported. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by JDS Development, Property Markets Group and…

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VSA Announces Intern Appointment from Prestigious High School

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2020

In December 2019, NYC-based elevator and escalator consulting firm Vertical Systems Analysis (VSA) announced the appointment of its first intern from the prestigious High Technology High School in New Jersey, Derick Cortes. A high school senior, Cortes plans to study civil engineering in college. Cortes is joining the VSA team on site visits and using…

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“BIG” plans for Brooklyn and elevators for subway stations

By rc-Admin | February 1, 2020

Waterfront Plan Includes BIG-designed Towers, Beach Two Trees Management, the team behind redevelopment of the Domino Sugar factory site (ELEVATOR WORLD, April 2014), hopes to redevelop a 3.5-acre piece of land on the Williamsburg waterfront with two, up to 650-ft-tall, mixed-use towers designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and a six-acre public park with a…

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Brooklyn, Jersey City and Manhattan among hotspots.

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2020

Jersey City Plan Features 68-Story Tower Jersey Digs reported in October 2019 on plans by Plaza VIII & IX Associates LLC to build a 68-story building on a parking lot as part of the Harsimus Cove Redevelopment Plan in Downtown Jersey City, New Jersey. To be one of the tallest in the state, the 708-ft-tall…

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Towers are planned in Manhattan and Queens, and an icon’s elevator system is modernized.

By rc-Admin | December 1, 2019

Otis Modernizes Empire State Elevators, Adds Custom Glass Car The Empire State Building was on the receiving end of some of the latest elevator technology when Otis completed installation of a custom glass elevator to carry visitors to the iconic building’s newly renovated 102nd-floor observatory in October. The installation essentially completed one of the largest…

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Milestones reached, plans announced in NYC and New Jersey.

By rc-Admin | November 1, 2019

Central Park Tower Tops Out Construction on Central Park Tower (ELEVATOR WORLD, March 2016, December 2018), the tallest residential building in NYC, has topped out at 1,550 ft, giving the supertall the highest roof in the Western Hemisphere, the source reported in September. The slim, reinforced concrete structure also known as 217 West 57th Street…

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