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August 2014

The primary objective of the work was to restore the internationally famous museum building to its former glory, while adapting its features to the requirements demanded from museums in the 21st century. Part of this was that measures had to be taken to renew the technology and improve the museum’s accessibility.

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Special Section: Cab Aesthetics and Design

Online Extras

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

  • More photos from the Rijksmuseum
  • A product pictorial from the “Touch of Glass” article
  • An enlightening CNN video interview with the Burj Khalifa’s owner

ELEVATOR WORLD India

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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