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ORGANIZERS PROJECT LARGEST INTERLIFT TO DATE
AFAG Messen und Ausstellungen GmbH, organizer of Interlift, planned at the Augsburg Exhibition Centre in Augsburg, Germany, on October 17-20, predict this year’s event will be the largest ever with approximately 600 exhibitors. This represents a 10{e82c004c77b781166d3222daff6267efbd140a9086da24a1865bd3c57bbaceeb} increase from 2015. Approximately 430 exhibitors have registered so far. Big topics this year include new International Organization for Standardization norms and digitization. The VFA Forum will offer talks on topics such as “Turkey: The Gateway to the Middle East” and “Megacities: The Habitats of the Future.” The floor area is increasing by 2,000 m2 to approximately 44,000 m2. AFAG describes Interlift as a “must-attend event for all who have anything to do with lifts.”
 
500-FT.-TALL TOWER WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN NYC
Pending rezoning, the New York City (NYC) Economic Development Corp. is planning a 500-ft.-tall tower at 495 Eleventh Avenue in the Hell’s Kitchen part of NYC, according to New York YIMBY, which cites a Wall Street Journal report. The city selected Radson Development and Kingspoint Heights Development as developers. The project is set to include approximately 230 apartments, 200,000 sq. ft. of office space, 80,000 sq. ft. of student housing, a supermarket and parking for the NYC Police Department. The site is between West 39th and 40th streets, and groundbreaking is anticipated in fall 2019 with completion in 2022.
 
TRAPPED BETWEEN WALL AND ELEVATOR, MAN DIES IN INDIA
A man died as a result of becoming trapped between a wall and an elevator in a shop in Indore, India, on May 5, The Times of India reports. The man pled for help for approximately 2 hr., but by the time responders were reached him by using electric cutters, he had died. Investigators believe he stuck his head out of what was described as a “makeshift lift” that was intended to move goods only. When the lift ascended, the man’s head caught on the roof of the ground floor and he was dragged down between lift and wall. The shop owner was found culpable and charged. 

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