Industry News for June 19, 2014
GANSER TO HEAD UP PACIFIC SOUTHWEST FOR LERCH BATES
Lerch Bates Inc. has named Cole Ganser project manager for the U.S. Pacific Southwest region. Based in Glendale, California, Ganser will provide vertical-transportation consulting services for design, maintenance and modernization projects throughout southern California. He most recently oversaw service, repair and modernization of traction and hydraulic elevators for ThyssenKrupp Elevator in Burbank and Santa Barbara, California. Ganser holds a BS degree from the University of Southern California. He has more than seven years of industry experience.
RED DOT HONORS TWO KONE PRODUCTS
KONE has won two awards in the “Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014” competition. The awarded products are its RL 20 elevator ceiling light and KSP 858 destination operating panel. The RL 20 features a universal form and minimalistic design that fits most new and old elevator cars. The light’s combination of geometrical design language and “sophisticated functionality” were noted. The KSP 858 was praised for having “a well-thought-out and versatile user concept and high performance.” Judges said these attributes make it suitable for a variety of buildings.
NYC’S ROSELAND BALLROOM MAKING WAY FOR RESIDENTIAL TOWER
New York City’s (NYC) historic Roseland Ballroom will soon make way for a 675-ft.-tall residential tower, New York YIMBY reports. The venue held its last show in April, and construction permits to replace the existing building have been filed. The development would comprise two blocks on West 53rd Street and become one of the tallest residential towers in Midtown West. Approximately 420 units are planned, and the development would offer views of the Hudson River and Midtown. Conceptual renderings depict an undulating skyscraper that would contrast with its neighbors. A 2017 opening is likely.