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July 2014

Situated on Corniche Road in Abu Dhabi overlooking Lulu Island and the Persian Gulf, the mixed-use Landmark Tower was built over a span of six years with architects, engineers and contractors – including those who designed, supplied and installed the skyscraper’s vertical-transportation system – paying the utmost attention to detail.

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Special Section: Special Application Lifts

Online Extras

In addition to selected U.S. patents, this month includes:

  • More photos from the Canadian Elevator Contractors Association event
  • Pictures taken by Richard A. Gregory and Daniel Swett at the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC) Annual Forum
  • The “A Day Made of Glass” video by Corning, presented at the IAEC Annual Forum
  • A video on Penn State University using soy-based hydraulic fluid
  • Your Sense Elevator Induction Loop video


EWI 2q14 cover MagazineFeature Story: Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2013

By all appearances, the small increase in the total number of tall-building completions from 2012 to 2013 is indicative of a return to the prevalent trend of increasing completions each year over the past decade. Perhaps 2012, with its small year-on-year drop in completions, was the last year to register the full effect of the 2008/2009 global financial crisis, and a small sigh of relief can be let out in the tall-building industry as we begin 2014.
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