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Mitsubishi Electric Delivers Landmark DOAS Order In Taipei

11/20/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC DELIVERS LANDMARK DOAS ORDER IN TAIPEI Mitsubishi Electric has delivered a landmark order to Taipei Nan Shan Plaza in central Taipei that includes what is believed to be Taiwan's first destination-dispatch elevators integrated with the Destination Oriented Allocation System (DOAS). The order consisted of 27 elevators, including 12...

Duration:00:05:46

Chicago Fire Department Rescues Six Trapped In John Hancock Elevator In Chicago

11/19/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com CFD RESCUES SIX TRAPPED IN JOHN HANCOCK ELEVATOR IN CHICAGO Members of the Chicago Fire Department (CFD) performed a dramatic rescue of six passengers trapped in an elevator that had fallen more than 80 floors in the former John Hancock Center in downtown Chicago on November 16, various news outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, report. Attributed to a...

Duration:00:06:54

Elevator Carrying Dignitaries In Giant Indian Statue Fails

11/16/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com ELEVATOR CARRYING DIGNITARIES IN GIANT INDIAN STATUE FAILS Top government officials, security staff and members of the media got stuck twice in an elevator serving the tallest statue in the world, the 182-m-tall Statue of Unity in Gujarat State, India, on November 13, The Economic Times reports. Noting the elevator also malfunctioned on the October 31...

Duration:00:06:22

KONE Wins Order For “Pioneering Development” In Kenya

11/15/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com KONE WINS ORDER FOR “PIONEERING DEVELOPMENT” IN KENYA KONE has won an order to equip the mixed-use, high-rise Global Trade Center (GTC) in Nairobi, Kenya, with 35 6-mps MiniSpaceTM and 14 machine-room-less MonoSpace㈢ elevators, along with a destination-control system. GTC includes a 185-m-tall, 42-story tower that will serve as a hub for AVIC International. GTC...

Duration:00:06:14

thyssenkrupp Names New Elevator Canada CEO

11/14/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com COUPAL NAMED THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR CANADA CEO Blaine Coupal has been named CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator Canada. Coupal most recently served as regional vice president of the Prairie Region in Canada. He started his thyssenkrupp career 15 years ago as a district manager and has held positions of increasing responsibility during his tenure. He replaced Ryan...

Duration:00:09:35

Exclusive Interview with Otis VP of Service Innovation Chris Smith

11/14/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World Podcast. Today we are welcoming the Vice President of Service Innovation at OTIS Elevator Company, Chris Smith. Elevator World’s Associate Editor, Kaija Wilkinson, had the opportunity to chat with Chris about the internet of things… more commonly known as IoT. In particular, the Otis ONE platform. For more information on Otis ONE, visit otis.com. This has been the Elevator World Podcast. Be sure to subscribe in iTunes or the Google Play store. Thank you for...

Duration:00:21:20

Alimak Lands Order For Explosion-Proof Oilfield Elevator

11/13/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com ALIMAK LANDS ORDER FOR EXPLOSION-PROOF OILFIELD ELEVATOR Alimak Group Norway has been hired by Aibel to build a US$2.97-million explosion-proof traction elevator for Equinor's Johan Sverdrup Phase II oil platform project in Norway. The elevator will transport personnel and goods. Engineering work is set to begin this month, with delivery anticipated by the end...

Duration:00:06:19

Project Of The Year Winners Announced

11/12/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com EW PROJECT OF THE YEAR WINNERS ELEVATOR WORLD is pleased to report the winners of the 2019 Project of the Year contest. Winning projects, which will be featured in our January 2019 issue, are (with category): “Bloomberg London” submitted by KONE plc, Great Britain (Elevators, New Construction); “The Riverside Centre” submitted by Norman Disney & Young, KONE...

Duration:00:05:13

Handrail Sanitizer Startup Signs Hamburg Mall Contract

11/9/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com HANDRAIL SANITIZER STARTUP SIGNS HAMBURG MALL CONTRACT Escalator handrail sanitizer startup UVIS UV-Innovative Solutions GmbH, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, signed a contract with property manager ECE to install four UVIS ESCALITE ultraviolet-C (UV-C)-disinfection modules on escalators in Phoenix-Center shopping mall in Hamburg, Germany, this month. Using...

Duration:00:05:40

Elevator World Announces Magazine For Europe

11/8/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com ELEVATOR WORLD ANNOUNCES MAGAZINE FOR EUROPE Elevator World, Inc. will publish its first issue of ELEVATOR WORLD Europe in February 2019. The magazine is joined by Elevator World's existing 4,000-subscriber European newsletter, EURONEWS, and new website and app. It will be published bimonthly, with the print edition consisting of a paid/controlled circulation...

Duration:00:05:34

Revamp Of 1930s London Power Station Includes Glass Lift

11/7/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com REVAMP OF 1930s LONDON POWER STATION INCLUDES GLASS LIFT Architecture firm WilkinsonEyre and developer Battersea Power Station Development Co. announced that Chimney Lift, a glass lift rising 109 m through one of the four chimneys at Battersea Power Station in London, will be an attraction at the revitalized complex that will include Apple's new London campus,...

Duration:00:04:21

Spectacular Viewing Bridge and Futuristic Skywalk Open in India

11/6/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com FUTURISTIC SKYWALK WITH LIFTS, ESCALATORS OPENS IN INDIA Boasting 12 escalators, four elevators and eight staircases, the 10.5-m-wide, 340-m-long Dakshineswar Skywalk was inaugurated by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata, India, on November 5, various news outlets, including United News of India, report. Lined with shops, the futuristic, elevated walkway...

Duration:00:05:00

World’s Tallest Statue With Innovative Lifts Debuts In India

11/5/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com WORLD’S TALLEST STATUE WITH INNOVATIVE LIFTS DEBUTS IN INDIA After nearly four years of construction, at 182 m tall the world's tallest statue, the Statue of Unity, has been inaugurated in Gujarat State, India, various news outlets, including dezeen, report. Created by Michael Graves Architecture and Design and designed by Indian sculptor Ram V. Sutar, the...

Duration:00:06:50

Otis Installing 53 Units In Manchester Airport

11/2/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com OTIS INSTALLING 53 UNITS IN MANCHESTER AIRPORT Otis UK announced on November 1 that it began installing lifts, escalators and moving walks into the new Manchester (U.K.) 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...

Duration:00:04:58

Foster + Partners To Design New JP Morgan Chase Tower

11/1/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com FOSTER + PARTNERS TO DESIGN NEW JPMORGAN CHASE TOWER Investment bank and financial services company JPMorgan Chase & Co. has hired Foster + Partners as lead architect for the company's planned new headquarters tower at 270 Park Avenue in New York City, Bloomberg reports. JPMorgan Chase currently occupies a 707-ft., 52-story building at that site but announced...

Duration:00:05:51

54 - Story Office Tower 55 Hudson Yards Complete In NYC

10/31/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com 54-STORY OFFICE TOWER 55 HUDSON YARDS COMPLETE IN NYC Developer Mitsui Fudosan announced on October 19 that the 54-story 55 Hudson Yards office building is complete and nearly fully leased by financial companies and law firms on the far west side of New York City (NYC). Part of Manhattan's largest-ever redevelopment project by Related Cos. and Oxford Properties...

Duration:00:05:53

Johnson Lifts/SJEC Supplying 205 Escalators To Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation

10/30/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com JOHNSON LIFTS/SJEC SUPPLYING 205 ESCALATORS TO MMRC Mumbai Metro Rail Corp. (MMRC) has awarded a contract to Johnson Lifts Pvt. Ltd. India and M/s SJEC Corp. China Consortium to design, manufacture, supply, install, test and commission 205 escalators at 14 stations on Metro Line 3 (MML-3), Railway Technology reports. The project also includes installation of...

Duration:00:06:57

thyssenkrupp’s Largest Airport Contract In Istanbul

10/29/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com THYSSENKRUPP’S LARGEST AIRPORT CONTRACT IN ISTANBUL thyssenkrupp Elevator has completed its largest-ever airport contract for the new Istanbul Grand Airport, delivering more than 140 passenger boarding bridges and four elevators in just 27 months. The technology will help provide a "seamless boarding experience" to approximately 200 million people each year in...

Duration:00:05:41

The Industry Remembers Bob Schumacher, Jr.

10/26/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT C. “BOB” SCHUMACHER, JR. Robert C. "Bob" Schumacher, Jr., a resident of Goodyear, Arizona, and former chief inspector for the City of Detroit, elevator supervisor at Michigan State University and chief elevator inspector for the City of Phoenix, passed away on October 20 at age 57. He was a member of Elevator U, serving as conference host in...

Duration:00:06:26

Shanghai Mitsubishi Surpasses 800,000-Unit Milestone In China

10/25/2018
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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: http://www.elevatorbooks.com SMEC SURPASSES 800,000-UNIT MILESTONE IN CHINA Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd. (SMEC) surpassed an 800,000-unit milestone in October, Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced on October 25. Mitsubishi Electric became the first Japanese company to directly manufacture, sell, install and service elevators and escalators in China when it teamed up with Shanghai...

Duration:00:06:47