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KONE LANDS FIRST NORTH AMERICAN ULTRAROPE ORDER
KONE will provide elevators for 110 North Wacker Drive in the Loop business district of Chicago. The project marks the North American debut of UltraRope® hoisting technology. KONE will provide 30 traction elevators, including 24 MiniSpaceTM 8-mps units. Also included are the KONE destination-dispatch and Access systems, InfoScreen, RemoteCallTM and fully integrated turnstiles that assign an elevator at the point of entry. A development of The Howard Hughes Corp. and Riverside Investment & Development Co., the 54-story 110 North Wacker Drive was designed by Goettsch Partners and contains 1.6 million sq. ft. of space. Delivery is anticipated in the fourth quarter of 2020.
SKINNY MELBOURNE TOWER WOULD BE AUSTRALIA’S TALLEST
Developers Grocon and the Royal Society of Victoria hope to build Magic, a 60-story, 330-m-tall apartment tower on a tiny triangular lot in Melbourne that would be Australia's, and the Southern Hemisphere's, tallest building, The Urban Developer reports. Doubling as a science-engagement precinct, Magic would be designed by Decibel Architecture to "demonstrate ingenuity, cutting-edge sustainable technologies and be an iconic marker to Melbourne and our status as Australia's science capital," Decibel's Dylan Brady said. If approved, Magic will rise at 1 Victoria Street next door to the historic Royal Society of Victoria headquarters and a caretaker's cottage.
FRESH PERSPECTIVES FROM NEW MANHATTAN VANTAGE POINT
As part of a tour of six of the city's tallest developments under construction or recently completed in New York City, New York YIMBY visited the Jean Nouvel-designed, 1,050-ft.-tall 53 West 53rd Street (53W53), bringing readers a fresh look at the rising skyline from a new vantage point. Scheduled for completion by early 2019, 53W53 will house condominiums, galleries, a restaurant and a US$450-million expansion of the Museum of Modern Art. Perspectives from 53W53's upper floors include sweeping city views and work underway at other notable skyscrapers, such as 220 Central Park South.
EW FOCUSES ON CANADA
ELEVATOR WORLD’s August 2018 edition will present “The Canada Issue,” featuring company spotlights, project spotlights, industry profiles, a Continuing Education article and a market update. Event coverage will include the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association Annual Convention, and bonus distribution will go to the top 500 Canadian design/architectural firms, building owners/managers and developers. The deadline for submissions is June 15. To participate in the focus topic or for more information, contact the EW Editorial Department at phone: (251) 479-4514, ext. 30 or email@example.com. To advertise, contact ext. 38 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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