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KONE LANDS 108-UNIT ORDER FOR NEW CHINESE LANDMARK
KONE has won an order to supply 108 units to Nanjing Golden Eagle World, an office/hotel/retail development in Nanjing, China, that consists of 76-, 67- and 60-story towers with a base housing Asia's largest shopping center. There will also be a six-story skybridge with restaurants, landscaping and swimming pools. KONE is supplying 14 MonoSpace® and 86 MiniSpaceTM elevators, and eight TravelMasterTM escalators, along with a destination-control system. Expected to be complete in 2019, Nanjing Golden Eagle World is being developed by Golden Eagle Retail Group, built by Shanghai Construction Group and designed by East China Architectural Design Institute (ECADI) and Frederic Rolland Architects. KONE Executive Vice President of Greater China William B. Johnson called the project a “new landmark” for Nanjing.
ELEVATORS, ESCALATORS PART OF LAX EXPANSION
Elevators, escalators and moving walks linking a new, US$2.7-billion automated people mover (APM) to various floors of expanded terminals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are part of a US$336-million contract awarded by Los Angeles World Airports to Austin Commercial Inc. of Dallas to build the seven terminal extensions, the Los Angeles Business Journal reports. The centerpiece of a US$5.5-billion program to ease congestion at LAX, the APM was out for bid earlier this year. Both the APM, which will take travelers to three sites — a car rental facility about 1 mi. away, a metro station and the central terminal area — and terminal extensions are due for completion in approximately 2023.
FIRST DOWN ESCALATORS AND MORE FOR MUMBAI RAIL STATIONS
Mumbai's first escalators to descend from foot overbridge to platform at the Dadar and Thane stations are expected to operational by the end of January according to Central Railway (CR), as CR strives to prevent tragedies like the Elphinstone stampede, the Mumbai Mirror reports. Stations getting down escalators include Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and Kalyan. Twenty-four escalators are set to open in February, and another 12 in March, including two more at Dadar. CR is allotting funds for escalators based on the number of passengers stations see per year, rather than revenue generated.
RESIDENTIAL TOWERS PLANNED NEAR NYC’S HIGH LINE
A new rendering reveals Related’s plan for a mostly residential project at 555 West 22nd Street in New York City’s (NYC) West Chelsea neighborhood, only 12 blocks from the rapidly rising Hudson Yards and one block from the High Line, New York YIMBY reports. Designed by Robert A.M. Stern with SLCE as the architect of record, the development is set to include two towers — one at least 26 stories, and the other of an undetermined, shorter height housing large condominiums and retail within 109,950 sq. ft. The plan includes extensive amenities such as a business center, gym, basement pool and dog spa. Completion is anticipated in 2020.
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