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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.


This week marked the first official day of summer and by now families are hitting the road for annual vacations. There is no doubt children ( and parents) will use elevators, escalators and moving walks when traveling in airports, transit stations, museums, shopping malls and hotels. So before you struggle to keep everyone together, juggle you bags and baby strollers, take a minute to review the following safety tips.

Escalators & Moving Walks

  1. Always check to make sure shoelaces are tied tightly before boarding.
  2. Always stand and face forward when riding (never sit down).
  3. Always hold an adult’s hand and the handrail.
  4. Always grab the handrail when you step on and keep holding it until you step off.
  5. Always keep your hands, feet and clothing away from the sides.​
  6. Always move away from the end of an escalator/moving walk quickly so others can get off safely.
  7. Never walk up the escalator or run on a moving walk.
  8. Never let your feet slide off the end.
  9. Never try to ride the wrong direction.


  1. Always let others exit before boarding.
  2. Always enter and exit quickly.
  3. Always push the “door open” button if people need to enter after you.
  4. Always watch your step when entering or exiting – it might not be completely level with the floor.
  5. Always use the alarm or help button; telephone or intercom in case of emergency.
  6. Always wait for help to arrive if you are stuck.
  7. Never attempt to stop closing doors with your hands, feet or body.
  8. Never use in case of a fire – take the stairs.
  9. Never try and climb out of a stalled elevator or try to pry open the doors.

Luckily the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation developed a campaign directed at children to reinforce this safety message Let the super-hero characters, Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl, teach your children how to ride elevators and escalators safely. 

Tune into this video and download this activity sheet - it's a great way to keep kids informed and give them something to do on the way.


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