Category: Commentary

New Thriller Uses Elevator Accidents As Gruesome Plot Device

By Greg ZimmermanELEVATORS When facility management makes its way into popular culture, many FMs understandably hold their breath. Will the author/screenwriter/etc. get obvious buildings-related issue wrong? Will they oversimplify things and make FMs look foolish? Or will they nail it — as many agreed was the case with the blockbuster movie Skyscraper from last summer? A
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Tenants terrified of ‘so-called working elevator’ after deadly accident

By Daniel Cassady and Jorge Fitz-Gibbon August 26, 2019 | 6:12pm Manhattan Promenade tenants say they’re scared to use the “so-called working elevator” after the building’s other elevator malfunctioned, killing 30-year-old Sam Waisbren.Richard Harbus Tenants at the Manhattan building where a man was crushed to death by a malfunctioning elevator Thursday say they are still in the dark about what
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Shocking Elevator Death Drawing Renewed Attention To Safety And Legislation Awaiting Cuomo’s Pen

August 25, 2019 at 11:45 pmFiled Under:elevator accident, Kips Bay, Lisa Rozner, Local TV, Manhattan, NYC Department of Buildings https://cbsloc.al/2MBqCbqNEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The 30-year-old man who died trying to get off a Manhattan elevator on Thursday was laid to rest Sunday in his home state of Wisconsin. The tragedy is bringing renewed attention to elevator safety and raising questions about who gets
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Elevator Death Brings Call for Licensing of Mechanics

Kips Bay, Manhattan Many co-op and condo boards are scrambling to meet the deadline to install electronic door-lock monitorsin their elevators by the end of the year. They will also have to install an emergency brake by January 1, 2027.  But a tragic accident last week has brought urgent calls for even more safety regulations on the city’s 84,000 elevators, the New
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These Buildings Have The Most Broken Elevator Complaints In NYC

BY BEN YAKASAUG. 23, 2019 4:22 P.M. • 20 COMMENTS On Thursday, a 30-year-old man was killed when he was crushed by a malfunctioning elevator in his apartment building in Kips Bay. It has since come out that tenants around that building, the Manhattan Promenade, had long complained about issues with their elevators—and the city’s Department of Buildings had fined it multiple times
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Cuomo still hasn’t signed bill expanding elevator safety

By Julia Marsh and Aaron Feis August 25, 2019 | 9:22pm Andrew Cuomo / Dennis A. Clark Gov. Andrew Cuomo must sign an elevator-safety bill on the heels of a Manhattan man’s freak-accident crushing death on Thursday, lawmakers demanded Sunday. Elevator maintenance workers are responsible for the safety of countless New Yorkers as they whiz sometimes hundreds of feet up and down
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Predictive Maintenance: Top 10 Ways IoT is Changing Elevators

08/09/2018 | BY JANELLE PENNY The same Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are enabling more granular lighting and HVAC control are now making predictive maintenance easier, cheaper and less labor-intensive for elevators and escalators. IoT’s technical capabilities let the devices manage large streams of performance data and predict maintenance requirements and impending failures with a fraction of the time
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