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By rc-Admin | April 1, 2021

CTA Plans to Make Over Stations. Zoning Approved for Big Deahl. 1,053 Apartments, Retail and Parking for West Loop Gate

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Keeping Elevators Safe From Infections

Keeping Elevators Safe From Infections

By rc-Admin | April 1, 2021

Assessing the risks of picking up COVID-19 or other viruses or bacteria in a cab and how to reduce infection risk

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With Fixed Elevators, Tours Resume at South Dakota Cave

With Fixed Elevators, Tours Resume at South Dakota Cave

By rc-Admin | March 26, 2021

With its elevators fixed after a 19-month shutdown, Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota had been set to resume limited tours on March 27, the Rapid City Journal reports. Due to pandemic precautions, visitors are required to wear masks and social distance, and initial tours are only through the entrance to an elevator that takes…

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278 Mitsubishi Electric Units for Landmark One Bangkok

278 Mitsubishi Electric Units for Landmark One Bangkok

By rc-Admin | March 23, 2021

Mitsubishi Electric subsidiary Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (MET) will supply 278 units, including the first double-deck elevators in Thailand, to One Bangkok, the largest private-sector development in Thailand history comprising multiple towers on 16.7 ha, Mitsubishi Electric announced on March 22. The order consists of 250 elevators (including 12 double-deck systems) and 28 escalators,…

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SEPTA Closing Philadelphia Station to Fix Elevators

SEPTA Closing Philadelphia Station to Fix Elevators

By rc-Admin | March 22, 2021

The Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is closing its Somerset station in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood to repair its two broken-down elevators but did not give a timeline for when the station would reopen, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on March 15. SEPTA blamed the problem on homeless people and drug users urinating in and littering the lifts with…

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New Call Urges Installation Of Elevators In Rwanda

New Call Urges Installation Of Elevators In Rwanda

By rc-Admin | March 19, 2021

Observers and others in Rwanda are calling for greater efforts by building owners and others to install elevators in apartment buildings, The New Times reported on March 16. Critics say the absence of elevators is making life more difficult for tenants, especially those with physical disabilities. The report notes that a law passed in 2012 mandates that…

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CARES-Act-Funded Elevators for Ohio County Justice Center

CARES-Act-Funded Elevators for Ohio County Justice Center

By rc-Admin | March 17, 2021

Approximately US$267,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds are going toward new elevators at the Allen County Justice Center in the Lima, Ohio, jail, Your Hometown Stations reports. Another US$250,000 is coming from the state. Used to transport inmates and corrections officers, the elevators are original to the building and more than 30 years…

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Kaufman-Designed Hotel closing in on completion

Kaufman-Designed Hotel closing in on completion

By rc-Admin | March 17, 2021

A hotel tower under construction at 305 West 48th Street in NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood is nearing completion, New York YIMBY reported. The 27-story, 303-ft-tall building, designed by Gene Kaufman Architects and developed by Bright Management, will bring 211 hotel rooms to the site, which is a brief walk from Times Square and the Theater District. The…

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Building completion, training and other industry news from Dubai, Egypt and Iran

Building completion, training and other industry news from Dubai, Egypt and Iran

By rc-Admin | March 1, 2021

TELME NLP Training at Dubai Chamber of Commerce Toshiba Elevator Middle East LLC (TELME) employees took part in a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) session at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce as part of TELME’s corporate social responsibility efforts on December 6, 2020. Conducted by NLP practitioner Chitra Pillai, the 2-1/2-h session included an overview of how…

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