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Vertical Transportation

February 11, 2021 | David Malone, Associate Editor

55 Hudson Yards in NYC is the first building to pilot the technology.

Reliable Building Systems Increase Net Operating Income by Retaining Tenants
| February 03, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

Tenants increasingly expect a well-crafted property that feels unique, authentic, and comfortable...

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Four Ways Building Systems Create Long-term Profitability
| January 06, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

When accounting for the total cost of ownership and the potential return on investment, owners an...

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Maximize Energy Efficiency in Class A Office Buildings With Modern Building Systems
| January 06, 2020 | Powered by Mitsubishi Electric

Energy-efficient building design starts with the building envelope, but the building systems have...

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thyssenkrupp tests self-driving robot for ‘last mile’ delivery of elevator parts

Measuring 33 inches wide, the delivery robots can travel on sidewalks and can carry payloads weighing up to 77 lbs. Photo courtesy thyssenkrupp

January 29, 2018 | BD+C Staff

“With driverless delivery robots, we could fill a gap and get spare parts from our warehouses to...

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator develops TWIN, a system where two cars share the same elevator shaft

Images courtesy ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

April 11, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

According to the developers, the system will handle more passenger traffic and save energy costs....

Rendering courtesy Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates

February 25, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The tower would be the centerpiece of Next Tokyo, a mini city in Tokyo Bay adapted to climate cha...

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February 16, 2016 | Ascend

Customers invited to submit before and after photos of their elevator cab makeover for chance to...

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5 breakthrough applications in vertical transportation

Shanghai New World Daimaru Store. Photo: © Ffang,

October 13, 2015 | BD+C Staff

From towering spiral escalators to solar-powered elevators, check out these innovations in vertic...

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Elevator, Magnet Elevator, High Rise, ThyssenKrupp, Germany, Rottweil

The tower's location in Rottweil, Germany, was selected because of its proximity to roughly 10,000 engineering students in area universities. Photos courtesy ThyssenKrupp

August 05, 2015 | Adilla Menayang, Assistant Digital Editor

The 761-foot concrete tower will enable the manufacturer to test its maglev elevator prototypes....

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New York City preparing new codes for evacuation elevators

Rookery Building, Chicago. Photo: Velvet via Wikimedia Commons

April 14, 2015 | Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor

New York City’s Fire, Buildings, and City Planning Departments in New York are writing rules to g...

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Illustration: KONE
November 04, 2014 | KONE

The JumpLift system from KONE uses a mobile machine room that moves upward as the construction pr...

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July 21, 2014 | Schindler Elevator Corporation

Pennsylvania plant is the first LEED Gold certified elevator manufacturing facility in North Amer...

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Kingdom Tower, set to become the worlds next-tallest building at 1,000 meters,
January 28, 2014 | BD+C Staff and CTBUH

Experts from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat release their 2014 construction fore...

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At 1,166 feet, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai Tower 2 was the tallest build
January 21, 2014 | BD+C Staff

Last year was the second-busiest ever in terms of 200-meter-plus building completions, with 73 to...

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high rise building

The Poly Corporation Headquarters in Beijing features a unique design component, innovations in high-rise building design. 


July 09, 2013 | CTBUH and BD+C Staff

KONE's carbon-fiber hoisting technology and the Broad Group's prefab construction process are a...

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KONE UltraRope elevator hoisting machine.
June 11, 2013 | BD+C Staff

KONE Corporation has announced a new elevator technology that could make it possible for supertal...

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March 13, 2013 | Pamela Dittmer McKuen, Contributing Editor

New elevator technology enables Detroit’s Cobo Center to replace its escalators without disruptio...

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June 01, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

By completing this course, you earn 1.0 HSW/SD AIA Learning Units.

Towers 1 and 2about 450 meters and 390 meters tall, respectivelyshare an archi
May 14, 2012 | Posted by Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

Supertall two-tower complex located in Seoul’s Yongsan International Business District.

UNT students and staff get hands-on experience working with green technologies a
May 03, 2012 | By Tim Gregorski, Senior Editor

The living lab—the only one of its kind in Texas—is designed to test various technologies and sys...

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Mitsubishi Electric newly developed a control cable that is 20% lighter than the
April 02, 2012 | By BBC

The operation of the elevator is scheduled to begin in 2014.

January 03, 2012 | By BD+C Staff

Harley Ellis Devereaux will relocate the employees in its current Berkeley, Calif., office to the...

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ThyssenKrupp Elevator Sterling Elevator acquisition
December 06, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The acquisition of Sterling Elevator Services Corporation is the third acquisition completed by T...

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Griffin Electric Cary Arts Center fire pump chiller handler elevators
November 14, 2011 | By BD+C Staff


The Griffin Electric team was responsible for replacing the previous electrical service...

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October 12, 2011 | By Susan Bady, Contributing Editor

Elevators and escalators have been re-engineered to help building owners reduce energy consumptio...

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October 11, 2011 | By BD+C

The conclusive and independent third-party validation process is another step toward a green prod...

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October 07, 2011 | By BD+C Staff


Wins reinforce Otis’ position as leader in energy-efficient products.

October 07, 2011 | By BD+C Staff

The energy-efficient NCE escalator from Otis offers customers substantial “green” benefits.

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