THYSSENKRUPP MOVING WALKS, PBBs FOR SPANISH AIRPORTS
thyssenkrupp is installing 22 moving walks, including two more than 95 m long, at Palma de Mallorca Airport on the island of Mallorca, Spain, for airport operator Aena. The installations are part of a larger scope of work at a trio of airports in Mallorca, Madrid and Barcelona. At Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, 42 passenger boarding bridges (PBBs) were installed starting in December 2018, 122 PBBs are being maintained and 10 are being refurbished. Starting in June, installation of 34 PBBs began at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona - El Prat. thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Peter Walker states that enhancing passenger efficiency at the busy, tourist-destination airports is “an honor and a commitment” for the company.
IN MEMORIAM: GLENN HESSE
Glenn Hesse of Denver, Iowa, passed away on July 31 at age 58 in Strawberry Point, Iowa, after a battle with Parkinson's Disease. Hesse began working for Schumacher Elevator Co. of Denver shortly after he graduated high school in 1979. He retired from Schumacher after working in various capacities for 35 years. Hesse was an outdoorsman who enjoyed playing guitar, riding his motorcycle, camping and, most of all, spending time with his family. Survivors include daughter, Carey; son, Jake; four grandchildren; brother, Ernie; and sister, Cheryl. A memorial service was held on August 10. Online condolences may be left at website, and donations may be made to Easter Seals' Camp Sunnyside or Waverly Archery Club.
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR RHODE ISLAND SKYSCRAPER DESIGN
The Fane Organization was granted a one-month extension to file a request for property tax incentives and complete the design for a proposed luxury skyscraper in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, Providence Business News reports. The project, known as Hope Point tower, would be 46 stories high and contain luxury condominiums that overlook the Providence River. The Fane Organization is seeking to reduce the non-refundable deposit to the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission for the parcel of land on which the tower would be built. The deposit is currently set at US$250,000 (already lowered from US$500,000) and Fane is seeking to reduce it to US$1,000. The final cost estimate for the skyscraper is unknown at this time, as several details are not complete.
LUXURY SKYSCRAPER MAKES RECORD SALES IN THAILAND
MUNIQ Langsuan, a freehold high-rise luxury condominium project in Bangkok, made record sales of 90% on the first day of reservation, Khaosod English reports. The tower is located in midtown Langsuan, which is reportedly referred to as “the Beverly Hills” of Thailand. Condominium units, which are designed with “classic aesthetics and New York flair,” start at THB25.4 million (US$823,448) for a two-bedroom. Construction of the project is set to be complete by the first quarter of 2022.Elevator World Podcast
Published: August 12, 2019