World Elevator & Escalator Expo 2018 has been held successfully in National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on May 11th. The Expo, sponsored by China Elevator Association and organized by Langfang Conference & Exhibition Co., Ltd., is the 13th Elevator & Escalator Expo, as well as the largest ever.
The Expo has become an event in elevator industry worldwide under the support of domestic and foreign exhibitors, visitors, friends in this industry and colleagues. In accordance with the official statistics, the Expo has hit a record high, which has participated by more than 1,300 exhibitors and covered an exhibition area of 135,000 square meters. In the four-day exhibition, domestic and foreign exhibitors have showed their own arts and skills which contains the advancing products and technology. They have arranged various fascinating activities and made their booths unique to jointly present a feast of the elevator industry for visitors.
SECOND TOWER IN BROOKLYN RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT TOPS OUT The 40-story Handel Architects-designed 41 Blue Slip, part of the Greenpoint Landing, a 5,500-unit development on the East River in north Brooklyn, New York, has topped out, New York YIMBY reports. Developed by Park Tower Group and Brookfield Property Partners, 41 Blue Slip is distinguished from its predecessor, 37 Blue Slip, by its height and an elongated, cylindrical top. Once it opens in 2020, 41 Blue Slip will add more than 400 apartments to Greenpoint Landing, which also involves L+M Development Partners and is set to include a new K-8 public school and waterfront park.
AMBITIOUS 40-STORY OFFICE TOWER WINS OK IN SYDNEY The team behind an AUD650-million (US$449-million), 40-story office tower and 1 ha of public space, including along the waterfront in Sydney's Cockle Bay Wharf, received support from an independent planning panel earlier this year, The Urban Developer reports. The creation of public space outweighed residents' and lawmakers' concerns about the tower overshadowing neighbors, creating wind issues and blocking private views, with the panel calling it "a valuable contribution." Two foot overbridges (FOBs) will be demolished and replaced by a deck and publicly accessible open space over the Western Distributor freeway, while a third FOB will be upgraded with new bars, shops and restaurants. The tower was designed by Sydney's Francis-Jones Morehen Pty. Ltd. to the highest environmental standards, and developers are GPT, Brookfield and AMP.
KONE DELIVERING 169 UNITS FOR TEL AVIV TRANSIT LINE KONE has won an order to deliver 169 escalators and elevators to the Red Line of Tel Aviv, Israel’s Light Rail Network. The line will operate along a 24-km route, 12 km of which will be underground, and will have 34 stations. KONE will deliver 106 TransitMaster™ escalators and 63 MonoSpace® elevators through a contract that also includes 16 years of maintenance. The Red Line, scheduled to open in 2021, will serve up to 80 million passengers per year. It is being designed and built by NTA Metropolitan Mass Transit System, Ltd.