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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.


Modernizing outdated equipment is the largest single impact you can make to reduce energy consumption of an elevator or escalator. As well as increasing ride quality and longevity, a geared to gearless modernization lowers energy costs and reduces power consumption by eliminating the use of a motor generator. ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s modernization experts help clients to customize a plan that works best for their building and tenants when proposing modernizations.

We remove existing geared machines, controllers and motor generators, one elevator at a time to minimize disruption to your tenants or customers.  We then replace the old equipment with micro-processor controls that have advanced dispatching, an efficient AC drive system and compact gearless machines. In 2011, the Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Hotel underwent an elevator modernization by ThyssenKrupp Elevator and now the 30-year-old elevators look, ride and performs like new. Additionally the operating costs were reduced since the updated elevators now use 56 percent less electricity.


Mark Freeman is the Vice President, Modernization for ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas.  You can reach him at mark.freeman@thyssenkrupp.com

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