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Yes, you read that right. I assert we will need to miniaturize our products’ burden on buildings while having bigger experiences and faster delivery times which requires stronger materials. 

Remember Ironman’s super-cool digital screens inside his ocean-side lair? Well today, thyssenkrupp announced that our service technicians will use HoloLens technology in its elevator service operations worldwide.

There is no getting around it. If your building is two stories or hundreds of feet, you are going to need an elevator. You have to meet the American Disabilities Act codes but what you don’t need is a complicated elevator system to travel just a few feet.

The term “smart city” can be open to interpretation. Here are a few prerequisites established a few years ago.  A smart city uses technologies to be more intelligent and efficient when using resources.

thyssenkrupp is currently putting the finishing touches on the installation of 30 elevators and 2 escalators that will serve 52 floors at River Point, a new office tower located on a prime piece of property overlooking the Chicago River.


Through our Facebook page, we have the opportunity to interact with thousands of people each week. Some we interact with on a regular basis. Andrew Reams is one of those subscribers. He was one of the first people to reach out to us through Facebook, asking about where he could find buildings with ThyssenKrupp Elevator Signa4 fixtures in Roanoke, Virginia. He shared that he liked to film elevators under the name “dieselducy,” and that he had the top elevator channel on YouTube.

He wasn’t joking. He refers to himself as “America’s original elevator photographer,” and with nearly 11,000 people subscribed to his reviews of elevator rides, we’re going to take his word for it. In addition to his “elevaTOURS,” Andrew’s channel also features the opening boxes of padlocks and light fixtures, hotel tours, and reviews of his fast food meals.

Andrew has Asperger’s syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism, and according to him, many of his followers also have various forms of autism. Some of his fans visit him in Roanoke to share elevators rides. One of his closest fans is T.J. Burns, a 13-year-old boy with cerebral palsy, whom he befriended several years ago and now appears in Andrew’s videos on a semi-regular basis.

Andrew told us that when he was in college, he was assigned to write case studies on three companies, one of which was ThyssenKrupp Elevator (then called Dover Elevator). He said he got an ‘A’ on the Dover case study “because of all the support I got in actually being able to talk to the employees.” He was given a Dover hat while interviewing us, and he still wears it in almost every one of his YouTube videos.

He still regularly messages us on Facebook, sometimes just to ask how our day is going. It’s just one of the things that show how down-to-earth he is, despite having over 41 million views on his YouTube channel. Andrew told us nonchalantly, “Being recognized by my favorite elevator company is pretty cool.”

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