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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.


Elevators are vital to your building and if they are noisy, stuffy or have jerky stops and starts, they will do nothing to attract new clients. And slow elevators that are frequently out of order will do nothing to keep them.

If you haven’t noticed, new construction is on the rise in most U.S. cities. Analysts agree, at the end of 2014 Dodge Data and Analytics reported that total U.S. construction starts for 2015 would rise nine percent to $612 billion. Additionally, financial services company, Deloitte advises that companies cannot afford to ignore the adoption of sustainability measures and smart building technology. The 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook stated commercial real estate owners will likely benefit from investing in the redevelopment or renovation of existing properties to enhance competiveness with new building stock.

Therefore, it is fairly safe to speculate that in the near future, owners of existing buildings will have to compete with even more new buildings for tenants and an elevator modernization will increase your property value.  It also eases pedestrian traffic flow in your building, improves energy efficiency and ensures your equipment is safety and code compliant

Before you begin, have your equipment surveyed to reveal deficiencies. This process measures acceleration, deceleration, vibration, door opening times and sound and will target the components most in need of improvement. This will help determine a solution that achieves your goals without replacing your entire system.

Several months ago, ThyssenKrupp Elevator surveyed the modernization services we offer our customers. We made some changes so we can provide solutions for unique problems, no matter the make, model, manufacturer or age of your equipment.

We also offer additional services that can speed the pace of your modernization. We can even do it after hours, when your tenants are at home.  Want the smoothest and quietest ride possible? We can help. And best of all, we can dedicate a project manager to take care of everything from the moment the crews arrive until the elevator passes inspection. Learn more. 

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