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World Elevator & Escalator Expo 2018 exhibition got a successful end in National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) on May 11th. This exhibition, the 13th elevator exhibition with the larger scale than ever, is sponsored by China Elevator Association and organized by Langfang Conference & Exhibition Co., LTD. It has become a global elevator industry event in the world with the support of domestic and foreign exhibitors, visitors, industry colleagues and all friends concerned.

According to the official data statistics, this exhibition which cover an exhibition area of 135, 000 square meters and has over 1, 300 enterprises, has reached a new peak again. During the four-day exhibition, there is a total of 121,000 professional visitors from all over the world. Furthermore, companies at home and abroad enterprises designed distinctive booths, showed new products and technologies, organized various activities, creating a gluttonous feast of elevator industry.





DEVELOPER: NYC TOWER STRUCTURALLY SAFE DESPITE 3-IN. LEAN Developer Fortis Property Group, LLC says the 670-ft.-tall, 60-story One Seaport, aka 161 Maiden Lane, in the Financial District of NYC is structurally safe despite new reports revealing a 3-in. northward lean, New York YIMBY reports. The issue created legal disputes between Fortis and contractor Pizzarotti LLC, with the parties respectively claiming that poor construction practices were used and that a cheaper construction method — instead of the traditional one of using pilings driven into the ground — were implemented on the manmade plot. They have since parted ways, and Fortis has hired a new contractor: Ray Builders, which redesigned and resumed construction on the curtain wall. The building was designed by Will West Architects. It is unknown whether the One Seaport issue will affect construction of other tall towers nearby.


STROLLER LIKELY CAUSE OF SINGAPORE ESCALATOR MISHAP An unfolded stroller likely caused the bottom steps of an escalator in a shopping mall in Singapore to collapse on April 13, the mall manager said after reviewing security video, TODAY reports. The manager said the unit’s emergency-stop mechanism, which was being investigated by the OEM vendor and Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA), was activated by the incident. BCA has previously advised against taking strollers on escalators, observing an average of four escalator-stroller incidents a year in 2017 and 2018. More than 92% of escalator incidents, the BCA says, are caused by unsafe behavior, rather than mechanical problems.


“TRANSFORMATIVE DEVELOPMENT” DESIGN SELECTED FOR PARIS Youssef Tohme, Buzzo Spinelli, Hardel Le Bihan and Adjaye Associates are part of a team of architects that conceived the winning design for the Brunesceau development on the Seine River in southeast Paris, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reports, citing the Architects' Journal. To be built on a 10,000-m2 former brownfield site, the development will include skyscrapers and 25,000 m2 of office space, 800 housing units and 20,000 m2 of retail. Architect David Adjaye, who designed a 100-m-tall (or roughly 30-story) residential tower for the project, called it "truly transformative," featuring massive public terraces and using mostly renewable or reclaimed energy.

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