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LB in Best of What’s New

Question: what do Las Vegas and Dubai have in common? (no, not that)

Answer: two Lerch Bates projects that made Popular Science’s Engineering Best of What’s New lists.

Veer Towers in Las Vegas, Nevada and Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE.

They were both honored with Popular Science magazine’s Best Of What’s New 2010 Engineering Award.  In addition, Lerch Bates Inc. was commissioned to lend its vertical transportation and facade access consulting expertise to both projects.

Veer Towers is part of the new MGM City Center, which has 250 elevators and 60 escalators. Of this total, Veer Towers has 8 elevators; four in each building.

The Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building and has the fastest double deck elevators at 1,969 feet per minute.  It also has the highest operating BMU (building maintenance unit) in the world, working at 2,345 feet.

And that was just for 2010. Let’s see what we have cooking for 2011.

Lerch Bates featured in Popular Science Best of What's New 2010 Engineering list.

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