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Stone-Elevator

Stone Elevator

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

Outfitting “Dracula’s Castle” with bespoke lift presented myriad challenges. Located in the 14th-century Bran Castle, one of several linked to the Dracula legend, the Stone Elevator created by S.C. ELMAS SRL of Braşov, Romania, is one of a kind. Working with numerous partners, ELMAS overcame several challenges to deliver the unit in July 2018: mounting…

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CustomElevator a Crowning Achievement

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

New York’s Hudson Valley is a stunning riverscape of quaint towns and villages nestled among forested hills, a natural wonderland dotted with dream houses a stone’s throw from riding stables and boat landings. Most residents are drawn here for the lifestyle, but when you get right down to it, it’s all about the view. The…

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Pembroke 1201 Lobby Entrance

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

Extreme coordination was required to get this direct-drive VPL installed in a short timeframe. Pembroke, a real-estate manager of prestigious properties around the globe, planned a large renovation project at its 1201 and 1225 New York Avenue Northwest property in Washington, D.C. The main entrance at 1201 would be upgraded and become the new accessible…

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The View FromtheTop

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

Hill Hiker lift makes Patuxent River observation tower accessible to all. The State of Maryland is home to many beautiful state, county and regional parks, among them the Patuxent River State Park. This nearly 7,000-acre preserve, not far from the District of Columbia, includes farmland, recreational areas and state wildlands. Flowing through it is the…

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QuevedoAxis

QuevedoAxis

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

Innovative system enhances accessibility, encourages walking tours in coastal city. The city of Santander on the northern coast of Spain established as one of its strategic objectives “the promotion of non-motorized displacements” through four pillars: the Municipal Accessibility Plan, ensuring people with disabilities have the same opportunities as other citizens; the Pedestrian Plan to improve…

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One for the Books

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

KONE’s EcoMod™ system upgrades historic library’s escalators with minimal disruption. The Los Angeles Central Library is an iconic landmark. Consisting of the original five-story 1926 building designed by architect Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue and the eight-story Bradley wing added in 1993, the complex is a dynamic blend of classic and contemporary architecture. With its listing on…

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Spiral Escalators Enhance “The Avenues” Mall Extravaganza

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

Kuwait’s first public-use spiral escalators are installed in showy shopping space. Mitsubishi Electric Corp. unveiled Kuwait’s first spiral escalators for public use at the Phase-IV expansion of “The Avenues” shopping mall in Al-Rai, Kuwait. The pair of unique units, created with proprietary escalator technologies from Mitsubishi Electric, lend an atmosphere of architectural elegance and sophistication…

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The Riverside Centre

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

Attention to detail resulted in a modernization that has become a local industry benchmark. When the Riverside Centre opened in 1986, it was referred to as Brisbane’s first intelligent building for its technology and services. It was also considered the highest-quality building at the time in the Brisbane central business district (CBD). The original vertical-transportation…

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Bloomberg London

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

KONE provides showcase pieces to “the most sustainable office development in the world.” London, England Financial services giant Bloomberg decided to construct its European headquarters in London, setting out to create a space respectful of the past, present and future. The headquarters occupies an entire city block in the heart of historic London. Its 18…

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ELEVATOR WORLD’S 21st Annual Project of the Year

ELEVATOR WORLD’S 21st Annual Project of the Year

By rc-Admin | January 1, 2019

EW is pleased to present the 2019 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. We received many outstanding entries in all nine categories. Judges scrutinized each entry and, again, had difficult decisions to make. Each entry exemplified team members joining together to overcome challenges, while being focused and innovative to complete their projects…

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