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NYC’S FIRST ALL-ELECTRIC TOWER TO RISE IN BROOKLYN
The 38-story mixed-use tower representing phase one of Alloy Development's 80 Flatbush project in downtown Brooklyn is set to break ground in spring 2020 as one of the most sustainable towers in NYC, New York YIMBY reports. The upper, residential levels of the 500-ft-tall structure will be 100% electric (fossil-fuel independent), a first in the city. Two public schools in the lower levels will aim for Passive House architectural standards requiring extremely low energy consumption. The stepped, narrow design of 100 Flatbush Avenue is by Architecture Research Office, and Thornton Tomasetti is providing consulting. There will be 256 residences, 100,000 ft2 of office space and 30,000 ft2 of retail. Future phases include a 69-story mixed-use building and rehabilitation of a pair of older, existing structures.
40-STORY MIXED-USE TOWER GREENLIT IN ATLANTA
The Midtown Development Review Committee (DRC) in Atlanta approved plans for 40- and 20-story towers during its final 2019 meeting on December 10, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reports, citing the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Located at 1230 West Peachtree across from a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority station, the taller tower is being developed by The Hanover Co. and is set to include 328 apartments, 258,000 ft2 of office space and 8,600 ft2 of ground-level retail. A 2021 groundbreaking is anticipated. Chicago-based CORE Campus is behind plans for the shorter tower on Spring Street. Close to two other student-housing developments, the Hub on Campus would feature nearly 800 student beds and ground-level retail. CORE is expected to present a revised plan with DRC-recommended public improvements in 2020.
FIFTH EURASIA EXPO SET FOR OCTOBER 2020 IN ISTANBUL
CNR Holding subsidiary Istanbul Trade Fairs has announced that the Fifth International Eurasia Elevator Exhibition will take place October 21-24, 2020, at the CNR Expo Istanbul Center. The show, which is being touted as Turkey’s only vertical-transportation (VT) industry event in 2020, is expected to draw more than 300 exhibitors and 35,000 professionals. Buyers from all over the world are being invited for one-on-one meetings with exhibitors showing such VT equipment as automatic landing and cabin doors, cabins, home and bespoke lifts, service elevators and complete elevator systems. In addition to CNR, the expo is being organized by the Federation of Elevator Industrialists (ASFED) and the Turkey Elevator Industrialists and Businessmen Association (TASIAD), with the support of the Small and Medium Industry Development Organization (KOSGEB). For more information, visit website.
COSTS RISE FOR REPLACEMENTS OF NYC SUBWAY ELEVATORS
A NYC Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) plan to replace 19 elevators at subway stations will cost US$134 million — nearly double the original estimates, The City reported on December 13. When the replacements were announced as part of a five-year capital plan, MTA said the work would run about US$69 million. But, the source said, MTA documents predict it will require the higher figure to replace the 11 hydraulic and eight traction units targeted by the project. MTA said at least part of the cost increase was because of a need to reconfigure or add machine rooms. The initial plan assumed that the existing machine rooms would be used. Among the elevators to be replaced is one at the Clark Street stop in Brooklyn Heights in which passengers have been trapped at least 14 times in 2019.