Industry New for November 1, 2013

November 1, 2013

SHENZHEN HIGH RISE CONTRACT ANNOUNCED
Lerch Bates Inc. has been selected to design the façade-access system for a high-rise tower in Shenzhen. The US$3-billion China Resources Headquarters tower will be more than 1,300 ft. tall and is expected to be the city’s second-tallest skyscraper when completed in 2016. Designed by international architectural firm KPF, the structure will house a new mainland headquarters for China Resources and resemble a bamboo shoot with a diagrid skin.

ELEVATOR REPLACEMENT PROJECT IN SHANGHAI
Officials in Shanghai’s Huangpu District have embarked on an elevator-replacement program in advance of what they hope will be a more thorough program covering the whole district next year, english.eastday.com reports. Already, two elevators in a 17-story residential building have been outfitted with new security cameras, cabs and revamped shafts, increasing their speed from 1 mps to 1.5 mps, and enhancing safety and reliability.

ELEVATORS PART OF RAIL-STATION RESTORATION
Two new elevators are part of a US$8.5-million restoration of the 1924 Queens Village Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) station in Queens, New York. During an unveiling on October 30, Metropolitan Transportation Authority President Helena E. Williams said the elevators promise to enhance accessibility to platforms, especially for handicapped individuals. The LIRR also installed a new elevator at its Rosedale station in 2008 and has a plan to install units at its Flushing station, as well.

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