2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide Bosco Verticale

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Industry News for November 18, 2015
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2015 BEST TALL BUILDING WORLDWIDE: BOSCO VERTICALE
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) honored Bosco Verticale in Milan with its 2015 Best Tall Building Worldwide award during its annual awards dinner in Chicago on November 12. CTBUH observed that this year’s contest was the most competitive yet with 123 entries, up nearly 40% from 2014. The Best Tall Building Worldwide was selected from the winners from the four competing regions in the world (ELENET 627). Designed by Boeri Studio Architteti, Bosco Verticale means “vertical forest” and boasts its own distinct “microclimate” with a façade that is home to more than 90 species of flora. Look for an article about the awards dinner in an upcoming issue of ELEVATOR WORLD.

BROOKLYN’S FIRST SUPERTALL ON DRAWING BOARDS
The first supertall outside of Manhattan is planned in downtown Brooklyn, New York City, at 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext., a 1,000-ft.-tall residential/commercial tower by JDS Development and SHoP Architects, New York YIMBY reports. They also make up the team responsible for the superslim, supertall 111 West 57th Street taking shape in Manhattan (ELENET 623 and 597). With a preliminary ratio of 12:1, 340 Flatbush Avenue Ext. will be twice as wide as the Manhattan tower but still slim for Brooklyn. The project looks to be completed in 2019.

DOOR CONTROLLER UPDATED
Siemens has expanded the technology of its door management system SIDOOR related to its application areas and optimized the controller to include modern electronically commutated (EC) motors. EC motors offer increased service lives and faster acceleration. During the commissioning phase, the “intelligent” system calculates the optimal drive characteristics at the door and ensures they are continuously maintained in accordance with application guidelines. Siemens explained, “There is a need for control engineers to maximize their efficiency and reduce errors. Control products like elevator door management systems should help meet those needs. They should save time and effort for every application.”
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