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JLL Hires Lucy Carter as Senior Vice President in New York

JLL Hires Lucy Carter as Senior Vice President in New York

JLL has hired Lucy Carter as a senior vice president in its Project and Development Services group in New York. Her responsibilities include new business development, strategic sourcing and resource alignment across the firm’s New York tri-state operations. Carter has more than 20 years of experience in new business development, marketing and corporate communications within […]

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Balfour Beatty to Construct High-Rise Houston Hospital Expansion

Balfour Beatty to Construct High-Rise Houston Hospital Expansion

The largest medical center in the world will soon be even larger. Memorial Hermann Healthcare System (MHHS) in Houston has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to provide preconstruction and construction services for a major renovation and high-rise expansion of the Texas Medical Center campus. The $533 million master plan project includes construction of the Hermann Pavilion […]

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Over 300,000 Square-Feet Leased in October at 919 Third Avenue

Over 300,000 Square-Feet Leased in October at 919 Third Avenue

One of the top grossing law firms in the world, Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, has signed a 15-year renewal lease covering 283,894 square feet for its headquarters at 919 Third Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. The space is comprised of the entire 19-27 floors. Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, 919 Third Avenue was completed […]

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Wood Partners Breaks Ground on $100 Million 33 Peachtree Place in Atlanta

Wood Partners Breaks Ground on $100 Million 33 Peachtree Place in Atlanta

Wood Partners has begun construction on 33 Peachtree Place, a $100 million, 369-unit residential and retail development on the site of a former parking lot on West Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta. The project will include a high-rise and mid-rise apartment building and 20,000 square feet of base-level retail space. Wood Partners expects construction on […]

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Stream Realty Partners Sells Houston High-Rise to Principal Financial Group

Stream Realty Partners Sells Houston High-Rise to Principal Financial Group

After an extensive renovation and re-branding, Stream Realty Partners and DRA Advisors have sold The Bellevue, a 120,000 square foot office building at 2323 S. Shepherd in the River Oaks community of Houston, to Principal Financial Group. The purchase price was not disclosed. Stream acquired the 14-story building in 2011 from Younan Properties Inc. The […]

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World’s Tallest Holiday Inn Opens This Week

World’s Tallest Holiday Inn Opens This Week

The world’s tallest Holiday Inn, a 50-story, 490-room, full-service hotel at 99 Washington Street, three blocks south of the World Trade Center, will open its doors this Friday, October 24, 2014. The hotel was designed by Gene Kaufman Architect (GKA) in collaboration with Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects (GSKA), which created the façade. The […]

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Interior Renovations Complete at Manhattan’s 575 Lexington Avenue

Interior Renovations Complete at Manhattan’s 575 Lexington Avenue

Interior design firm Mancini Duffy has completed the transformation of Normandy Real Estate Partners’ 35-story, 749,040 square-foot office high-rise, 575 Lexington Avenue. Normandy acquired the property from Silverstein Properties in 2012 for $360 million — $56 million less than Silverstein Properties paid for it in 2006 The interior renovation included creating an inviting lobby, new […]

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Ashlea Aaron Joins Durst to Oversee Midtown East Portfolio

Ashlea Aaron Joins Durst to Oversee Midtown East Portfolio

The Durst Organization today announced the appointment of Ashlea Aaron as Leasing Manager for The Durst Organization’s 2 million square foot Midtown East portfolio. She will oversee leasing activity at 205 East 42nd Street, 655 Third Avenue, 675 Third Avenue and 733 Third Avenue and assist with the leasing of the West Side portfolio as […]

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Seller Doubles Money on Times Square High-Rise in Just One Year

Seller Doubles Money on Times Square High-Rise in Just One Year

Carlyle Investment Management and Capstone Equities has sold 570 Seventh Avenue, a 20-story office tower south of Times Square, for $170.3 million. They paid $83 million for the property last year. The buyer was American Realty Capital New York City REIT (NYCR). 570 Seventh Avenue contains approximately 170,000 rentable square feet and is currently 56% […]

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Bangkok Super Tower to Rise to 2,018 Feet with 125 Floors

Bangkok Super Tower to Rise to 2,018 Feet with 125 Floors

Grand Canal Land Public Company Limited or “G Land,” one of Thailand’s leading property developers, has announced “The Super Tower” project in Bangkok. Developed as south east Asia’s tallest building and one of the world’s top 10 skyscrapers, The Super Tower will stand 2,018 feet tall (615 meters) and have 125 floors. Since 1998, the […]

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Law Firm Leases Top Floors Two Blocks from White House

Law Firm Leases Top Floors Two Blocks from White House

Global law firm O’Melveny & Myers, LLP has signed a lease renewal for 101,032 square feet at the 12-story office tower at 1625 Eye Street, NW in Washington, D.C that enabled the firm to secure contiguous space on the top of floors of the trophy building through 2028. Scott Frankel along with Joe Coleman, Mark […]

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Six Building Office Campus in St. Louis Changes Hands

Six Building Office Campus in St. Louis Changes Hands

New Boston Fund, a private equity real estate investment, development and management firm, has sold the office buildings at CityPlace in Creve Coeur, Missouri to a joint venture of NorthStar Realty Finance and Southfield, Michigan-based real estate investment firm Redico. The complex went on the market in May. The CityPlace office portfolio consists of 884,000 […]

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4 World Trade Center’s State-of-the-Art Elevator Systems

4 World Trade Center’s State-of-the-Art Elevator Systems

4 World Trade Center is a 977 foot tower developed by Silverstein Properties, Inc. boasting 2.4 million square feet of leasable office and retail space throughout 72 floors. The project has become a symbol of urban renewal in Downtown Manhattan since opening in November 2013. The LEED Gold certified building is also one of New […]

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Elevator Display Delivers RSS Feed with Wireless Connectivity

Elevator Display Delivers RSS Feed with Wireless Connectivity

E-Motive’s new iS2 multimedia elevator LCD displays is now available from Janus Elevator Products. The iS2 is the first display to combine RSS feed technology, wireless connectivity and eco-friendly features. The full-color TFT display provides customized in-car entertainment and information. With high processing capability, the iS2 renders quality high-definition video content and images. The RSS […]

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Schindler Introduces Next Generation of Web Based Elevator Monitoring Tools

Schindler Introduces Next Generation of Web Based Elevator Monitoring Tools

Schindler Elevator has announced the next generation of its Customer Score Card, an online tool that provides users with detailed information on all Schindler maintained equipment. Customer Score Card was first introduced in the 1990s. The latest version allows for secure accounts accessible from a computer or a tablet. Designed as a performance indicator with […]

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Mechanical & Plumbing >>

Buildings Need to Breathe for Maximum Efficiency

Buildings Need to Breathe for Maximum Efficiency

When benchmarking more than 400 buildings for New York City’s Local Law 84 this year, we found that median energy consumption for buildings taller than 20 stories was 87 kBtu per square foot. The minimum and maximum ranges were between 50 and 258 kBtu per square foot. What causes such a big difference in energy […]

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Southern California High-Rise Hotel Installs Innovative Piping System

Southern California High-Rise Hotel Installs Innovative Piping System

Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center, CA, takes its commitment to building a better playground seriously. The entertainment company’s most recent project encompasses a new 21-story Resort Tower that will accompany the existing casino and hotel. The resort recently changed its name. It was formerly known as Harrah’s Rincon, after the American Indian reservation […]

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Inside HRF: What’s New in Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems (VRF)?

Inside HRF: What’s New in Variable Refrigerant Flow Systems (VRF)?

Using refrigerant as the cooling and heating medium, Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) zoning systems cool or heat each room or zone individually only to the level needed. VRF systems work in both new construction and retrofit projects, and are most often seen in healthcare, education, hospitality, multifamily, and mixed-use facilities. The technology has been available […]

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Building Envelope & Facade Access >>

Combat Thermal Stack Effect for Comfort and HVAC Efficiency

Combat Thermal Stack Effect for Comfort and HVAC Efficiency

Stack effect occurs in all high-rises (and all buildings) in which temperature differences exist: warm air rises when it’s surrounded by cold air because of its lower density, and this phenomenon is what results in the thermal stack effect. Rising warm air reduces pressure in the base of the building, drawing cold air in through open […]

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Height of Hospitality: The Unique Challenges of High-Rise Hotels

Height of Hospitality: The Unique Challenges of High-Rise Hotels

High-rise hotels offer up some unique challenges. Regardless of the economy, guest satisfaction scores correlate with guest retention, length of stay, and overall hotel success – which ultimately contribute to a healthier bottom line. And facilities management plays an important role in making sure guests are satisfied with hotel facilities and amenities. So how do you overcome common high-rise hotel design and operations challenges to stand out as one of the [...]

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People Who Live in Glass Houses… Keep the Blinds Closed

People Who Live in Glass Houses… Keep the Blinds Closed

Investing in something you don’t use seems like a waste of money and resources… but that’s what appears to be happening in New York City (and probably in other U.S. cities, too). A December 2013 study led by the Urban Green Council (UGC) looked at 55 buildings throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens to see if […]

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Vertical Transportation >>

Multiple-Car Elevator Systems on the Rise

Multiple-Car Elevator Systems on the Rise

The idea of having an elevator with two independent cabs operating in the same shaft dates back to the 1920s, when Sprague’s Dual Elevator System operated in a 20-story Pittsburgh building. It was taken out of service in 1931 and it wasn’t until 2002, when ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG announced its multiple-car elevator system, that we’d […]

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Wireless Emergency Communications Move to Elevators

Wireless Emergency Communications Move to Elevators

Building owners often pay hundreds – if not thousands – of dollars each month for the multiple phone lines that ensure communications in their multiple elevators. During an emergency, passengers rely on these elevator phones in case of entrapment or an emergency. They’re a necessary expense, but wouldn’t it be great to be able to […]

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High-Tech: One WTC’s Elevator System is Most Advanced in Western Hemisphere

High-Tech: One WTC’s Elevator System is Most Advanced in Western Hemisphere

During lunchtime on the construction site of One World Trade Center (OWTC) in Lower Manhattan, crew members and the design team usually spend their break on the 103rd floor. They roll up the construction plans, close their laptops, and eat the sandwiches they’ve brought with them. On a clear day, the view is spectacular: the […]

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Innovative Products >>

Ultra-Wide Display for Elevator Multimedia Information and Entertainment

Ultra-Wide Display for Elevator Multimedia Information and Entertainment

E-Motive’s new Panorama range of multimedia elevator displays is now available from Janus Elevator Products. The ultra-wide LCDs provide customized in-car entertainment and information with a design specifically optimized for elevator use. The Panorama’s ultra-wide aspect ratio makes the best use of available elevator space. It can be oriented landscape in the elevator transom or […]

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The Next Generation in Lamp Recycling is the Bulb Eater 3

The Next Generation in Lamp Recycling is the Bulb Eater 3

In less than one second, Air Cycle Corporation’s The Bulb Eater 3 with Intelli Technology crushes spent fluorescent lamps of any length, u-tubes, and CFL’s into 100% recyclable material, while capturing over 99.99% of the vapors released. The system, which is mounted to a 55-gallon drum, can hold up to 1,350 4’ fluorescent lamps. A five-stage filtering process removes [...]

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Software Predicts Free Cooling Availability for Complex Cooling Systems

Software Predicts Free Cooling Availability for Complex Cooling Systems

Optimum Energy, the leading provider of data-driven HVAC energy optimization for enterprise facilities, today debuted Predictive Free Cooling, which is an extension of the OptiCx Platform. Predictive Free Cooling eliminates the guesswork for building operators who want to use free cooling—also known as water-side economizing—in order to reduce overall energy consumption in chiller plant systems. […]

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Sustainable High-Rise >>

Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza Awarded Midtown EcoDistrict Luminary

Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza Awarded Midtown EcoDistrict Luminary

Atlanta’s Bank of America Plaza has been recognized as a Midtown EcoDistrict Luminary at the Green level by Midtown Alliance. The award is given to companies and buildings that “meet high environmental performance criteria in the areas of energy, water, waste and transportation.” The Luminary program focuses on four main sustainability components: measurement, planning, performance, […]

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USGBC Announces 2014 Leadership Award Winners

USGBC Announces 2014 Leadership Award Winners

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) today announced the recipients of the 2014 Leadership Awards, which celebrate the individuals and groups at the forefront of sustainability in the built environment. “As the green building movement continues to grow throughout the world, it is even more important to recognize the leaders who set the bar for […]

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Opening Plenary Speakers Announced for Greenbuild 2014

Opening Plenary Speakers Announced for Greenbuild 2014

Opening Plenary speakers for USGBC’s 2014 Greenbuild Conference and Expo will include author and environmentalist Paul Hawken; investor, philanthropist, and advanced energy advocate Tom Steyer; and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley. The Opening Plenary takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the New Orleans Superdome. Hawken, Steyer and Gov. O’Malley will take the stage […]

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Energy & Power Management >>

Rise to the Challenge: Three High-Rise Owners Turn Obstacles into Opportunities

Rise to the Challenge: Three High-Rise Owners Turn Obstacles into Opportunities

Facilities management – especially when it comes to high-rise buildings – is often a game of discovery and problem-solving. But the answers aren’t always clear-cut. Lights being left on, extreme weather, or increased plug load may be to blame for a sudden spike in energy use. HVAC problems could be caused by solar heat gain, tenants overriding central controls, or lack of maintenance. High water bills could be due to leaky toilets, high water pressure, or irrigation […]

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High Performance: What Does it Mean for Tall Buildings?

High Performance: What Does it Mean for Tall Buildings?

What does “high performance” mean for high-rise towers? Does it involve 100% uptime, net zero energy, or green building projects? Is it a tower with low environmental impact and a healthy indoor atmosphere?

“We’re constantly asking our clients what ‘high performance’ means to them, because some people see it as only tangible things with…

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Power Down to Reduce “Phantom Energy” Use

Power Down to Reduce “Phantom Energy” Use

Don’t forget to pull the plug and turn out the lights! While the concept is known by different names – phantom load, vampire power, standby mode – at the end of the day, “phantom energy” does the same thing: it pulls unnecessary extra energy from the grid into commercial buildings when you aren’t looking. Many […]

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Security & Access Control >>

High-Rise Security Requires Proactive Preparation, Execution

High-Rise Security Requires Proactive Preparation, Execution

You would never allow a potentially dangerous stranger to enter your home and wander around it without supervision, so why do we often permit such security lapses in the workplace? After all, not only do we spend more time at the job than at home, but the threats in the workplace are, in many ways, […]

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Stand-Outs: High-Rise Managers Share Their Team’s Best Practices

Stand-Outs: High-Rise Managers Share Their Team’s Best Practices

Owning or managing a tall building is a lot like operating a small city. Being responsible for the services and infrastructure that keep occupants and tenants in business is a big job. So why not take some suggestions and help from your colleagues when you can get it?

We found some examples of best practices that are being incorporated in high-rise facilities, and arranged them into categories.

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High-Rise Hotels That Get IT

High-Rise Hotels That Get IT

High-def flat screens embedded into bathroom mirrors. Electronic doorbell systems that feature guest presence detection and tray removal tracking. Energy management systems that set lighting and temperature levels based on whether guests are in the room, out of the room, or checked out. All of these technologies are being incorporated into upscale…

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Yelp to Become Anchor Tenant at 55 Hawthorne Street in San Francisco

Yelp to Become Anchor Tenant at 55 Hawthorne Street in San Francisco

High Rise Facilities | October 16, 2014

Yelp has signed a 102,324 square foot lease at 55 Hawthorne Street in San Francisco. The multinational business reviews giant will become anchor tenant occupying 74% of recently acquired office tower. Lease terms were undisclosed. Yelp will occupy approximately 74% of the 11-story, 138,092 square foot office tower which was built in 1970 and features […]

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Report: Manhattan Office Markets Showing Year-Over-Year Growth

Report: Manhattan Office Markets Showing Year-Over-Year Growth

High Rise Facilities | October 15, 2014

Midtown, Midtown South and Downtown Manhattan’s major indicators were positive year-to-date third quarter 2014, continuing the strongly positive year-over-year trend for the Manhattan office leasing market. In addition, retail real estate continued its impressive growth, as major department stores such as Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom announced their entry into the Manhattan market with stores at […]

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Forest Hills Tower in Queens Undergoing Extensive Rennovations

Forest Hills Tower in Queens Undergoing Extensive Rennovations

High Rise Facilities | October 14, 2014

Muss Development’s Forest Hills Tower in Queens is in the midst of a multi-million dollar capital improvement program. Even so, leasing activity has been robust with The New York City Board of Elections and Regus recently taking some 50,000 square feet combined. Located in the heart of Forest Hills at 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Forest Hills […]

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Leasing Increases as Redevelopment Nears Completion at 280 Park Avenue

Leasing Increases as Redevelopment Nears Completion at 280 Park Avenue

High Rise Facilities | October 14, 2014

Two tenants have signed new leases covering a combined 36,127 square feet at 280 Park Avenue, the 1.2 million-square-foot, 43-story Class A high-rise located between East 48th and 49th Streets in Midtown Manhattan. The property jointly owned between SL Green and Vornado Realty Trust. Leasing activity has accelerated as the buildings $150 million comprehensive redevelopment […]

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LEDs in the Spotlight: High-Rise Offices Save Energy with New Lighting

LEDs in the Spotlight: High-Rise Offices Save Energy with New Lighting

Dave Kaminski | October 13, 2014

Providing energy efficiency and cutting-edge design, LED ambient and task lighting are increasingly being incorporated into high-rise buildings – from the boardroom to the break room. Lighting is one of the largest energy users within a typical commercial high-rise, and LEDs offer superb efficiency and control while enhancing aesthetics. In an era where energy conservation […]

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