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Ostendorf-Morris Promotes Amy Wolf-Fischer to VP, Real Estate Management Services

Ostendorf-Morris Promotes Amy Wolf-Fischer to VP, Real Estate Management Services

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

Cleveland commercial real estate firm, Ostendorf-Morris, has just promoted Amy Wolf-Fischer to vice president. As a member of the division’s helm, she brings with her more than 15 years of experience in all phases of commercial real estate. Prior to coming to Ostendorf-Morris, Wolf-Fischer specialized in property management for the Richard E. Jacobs Group. In […]

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Downtown Dallas’ Largest High-Rise Loft Apartment Towers Trades Hands

Downtown Dallas’ Largest High-Rise Loft Apartment Towers Trades Hands

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

Olympus Property has acquired The Mosaic, a 440-unit luxury high-rise apartment community located in downtown Dallas. The Mosaic, which is downtown Dallas’ largest loft apartment project, is composed of two connected residential towers consisting of 21 and 32 stories respectively, with a nine-story parking structure attached. The buildings were originally home to the Fidelity Union […]

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Start-Up Stock Market IEX Leases Part of 4 World Trade Center’s 44th Floor

Start-Up Stock Market IEX Leases Part of 4 World Trade Center’s 44th Floor

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

IEX, a start-up stock market dedicated to institutionalizing fairness through technology, and the subject of Michael Lewis’ book, Flash Boys, has signed a 7-year, 13,000 square foot lease at 4 World Trade Center. The company expects to move to the 44th floor of 4 World Trade Center in April 2015. Lease negotiations for IEX were […]

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UK Firm Manufactures World’s Biggest Elevator Buffer

UK Firm Manufactures World’s Biggest Elevator Buffer

High Rise Facilities | November 20, 2014

After two years of research and development, and an investment in excess of £1.5 million (US $2.4M), UK energy absorption technology firm Oleo International has had its new HSL 115 and HSL 72 high speed elevator buffers certified to recognized industry standards. This means that these buffers, an enabling technology for the installation of high […]

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Energy Saving (and Creating) Elevator Donated to Living Laboratory

Energy Saving (and Creating) Elevator Donated to Living Laboratory

Travis Barrington | November 19, 2014

In the heart of Boston’s Innovation District, Germany-based Fraunhofer CSE has created a “living laboratory” to conduct research for the advancement of sustainable energy systems. The lab is located in a six-story, three-bay loft brick building with classical revival-style detailing. Originally constructed in 1913 for a wholesale leather merchant, the building underwent a $27-million energy […]

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Changes Proposed in NYC Building Code to Aid High-Rise Emergency Evacuation

Changes Proposed in NYC Building Code to Aid High-Rise Emergency Evacuation

High Rise Facilities | November 19, 2014

The Department of City Planning (DCP), in collaboration with the Department of Buildings (DOB) and the Fire Department (FDNY), is proposing a city-wide Zoning Text Amendment to facilitate and make effective additional safety measures that are part of New York City’s 2014 Building Code. As part of the 2014 update to the New York City […]

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High-Rise Emergency Notification Options

High-Rise Emergency Notification Options

Dan Corbett | November 18, 2014

When the fire alarm sounds, what do you do? An advantage of voice evacuation and emergency communication systems (ECS) is that they provide a high-rise building’s occupants specific and detailed instructions on what to do. In case of fire or other emergency, the best course of action might be to evacuate the building – or […]

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Design for World’s Tallest Roller Coaster, The Skyscraper, Unveiled in Orlando

Design for World’s Tallest Roller Coaster, The Skyscraper, Unveiled in Orlando

High Rise Facilities | November 17, 2014

Developers of The Skyscraper — the world’s tallest roller coaster and the anchor attraction for the $250 million Skyplex indoor entertainment complex — have revealed the track design for the thrill ride, set to open in 2017 in Orlando, Florida. David and Joshua Wallack, father-son restaurateurs and owners of Skyplex, unveiled the full ride experience […]

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TD Bank Agrees to be Anchor Tenant at SL Green’s Proposed One Vanderbilt

TD Bank Agrees to be Anchor Tenant at SL Green’s Proposed One Vanderbilt

High Rise Facilities | November 17, 2014

TD Bank has signed a long-term lease to become the office and retail anchor tenant at One Vanderbilt, SL Green’s proposed tower adjacent to Grand Central Terminal New York’s Midtown commercial district. TD Bank will occupy approximately 200,000 square feet of space in One Vanderbilt, including a flagship retail store on the northeast corner of […]

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Integrated Pest Management Offers Preventive Approach to Pest Control

Integrated Pest Management Offers Preventive Approach to Pest Control

Timothy Larson, RS, ACE | November 17, 2014

Preventing and eliminating pest infestations in a high-rise environment is critical for protecting tenants and property. No one wants to live in a building where there is even a rumor of infestation by roaches, rodents, or other pests. Yet, building management may find it difficult to control individual tenant behavior that exposes the property to […]

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Cadillac Selects 330 Hudson Street in New York for New Headquarters

Cadillac Selects 330 Hudson Street in New York for New Headquarters

High Rise Facilities | November 14, 2014

Luxury auto brand Cadillac has selected 330 Hudson Street in New York as the location for its new global headquarters. Cadillac leased the glass-wrapped, top two floors of 330 Hudson, taking over 34,000 square feet of the 467,000-square-foot, class A office property in the Hudson Square submarket. “The addition of a headquarters office in New […]

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60-Story Residential High-Rise to Tower Over Mixed-Use Miami Worldcenter

60-Story Residential High-Rise to Tower Over Mixed-Use Miami Worldcenter

High Rise Facilities | November 14, 2014

One of the country’s largest mixed-use projects — and one that is poised to transform the City of Miami — will soon have a soaring, 60-story condominium tower rising from its base. The Paramount Miami Worldcenter residential tower will tower above retail giants Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s in the heart of downtown Miami’s Miami Worldcenter, which […]

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JLL’s Chris Pesek on Preparing the Next Generation of Facilities Managers

JLL’s Chris Pesek on Preparing the Next Generation of Facilities Managers

Leah Grout Garris | November 14, 2014

Starting out as a property manager (and now serving as JLL’s managing director of integrated facility management), Chris Pesek made a rewarding career out of facilities management – and knows the next generation can, too. Chris Pesek is dedicated to making sure the next generation of workers considers facilities management as a viable career option. […]

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Salesforce Purchases San Francisco’s 50 Fremont Street for $640 Million

Salesforce Purchases San Francisco’s 50 Fremont Street for $640 Million

High Rise Facilities | November 14, 2014

San Francisco-based CRM company Salesforce has purchased the high-rise office building at 50 Fremont Street, where it has been the anchor tenant, from TIAA-CREF who acquired the building in 2005. The sales price was $640 million and the deal is expected to close in early 2015. Cushman & Wakefield advised Salesforce in the transaction. The […]

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Bridgestone Selects Developer to Build 30-Story American Headquarters in Nashville

Bridgestone Selects Developer to Build 30-Story American Headquarters in Nashville

High Rise Facilities | November 14, 2014

Bridgestone, the world’s largest tire and rubber company, has selected Highwood Properties to develop its new American headquarters on a one-acre lot in the SoBro district of downtown Nashville. Subject to approval from the Nashville Metropolitan Council, Industrial Development Board and the State of Tennessee, Highwoods will develop a Perkins+Will designed 30-story, 514,000 square foot […]

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Skyscraper Museum to Present Series of Programs About Times Square Preservation

Skyscraper Museum to Present Series of Programs About Times Square Preservation

High Rise Facilities | November 13, 2014

In conjunction with its exhibition “Times Square, 1984,” The Skyscraper Museum in lower Manhattan is presenting a series of programs that reunite key actors in the transformation of Times Square over the past three decades. Each evening focuses on a set of issues and questions that ask the original authors, including government officials, planners, urban […]

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Sustainable Green Roof Installed at 255 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan

Sustainable Green Roof Installed at 255 Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan

High Rise Facilities | November 13, 2014

Inspired and modeled after its successful roof gardens at 250 Hudson Street and Symphony House, owner/developer Jack Resnick & Sons has just completed two more impressive green roof installations, both at its distinctive Lower Manhattan office tower, 255 Greenwich Street. Situated atop both the 14th floor and the mechanical bulkhead of the building, the new […]

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Taking Net Zero Water to New Heights

Taking Net Zero Water to New Heights

Leah Grout Garris | November 12, 2014

Net zero energy has been a hot topic in the commercial buildings industry, but energy isn’t the only commodity in the spotlight anymore. There’s a new phrase on the scene: net zero water. “As the Living Building Challenge has become more popular, so has the concept of net zero water,” explains Jacob Arlein, partner and […]

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