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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.


The fastest, the biggest the busiest - setting records is nothing new for our employees who have engineered and installed some of the world’s most impressive elevators and escalator systems.

The fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere are installed in One World Trade Center in New York City. The elevators that serve the observation deck travel at 2000 feet per minute - that’s 23 miles per hour.  They outpace Usain Bolt’s world record 100-meter sprint. At full speed it takes only 60 seconds to travel from the bottom to the 102 floor.

thyssenkrupp Elevator installed the world´s fastest double-decker elevator in the 1,614 foot high Shanghai World Financial Center. With top speeds of 32.8 feet per second – corresponding 22.4 miles per hour – the four systems transport passengers to a skylobby located at a height of 787 feet. In order to reach the fast speeds in the elevator shaft, the engineers developed an aerodynamic cladding for the cabins and doors.

thyssenkrupp’s TWIN, is the only elevator system designed to operate two elevator cars independently  in one shaft.  Each TWIN elevator has its own major mechanical and electrical components and shares the same guide rails and landing doors in a single elevator shaft. Today, TWIN elevators are already installed in Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Russia, and South Korea. Further facilities in United States, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, and Australia are in the installation or planning phase.

Europe’s fastest elevator comes from thyssenkrupp Elevator. With speeds up to 27.8 feet per second – which is about 18.6 miles per hour – the visitors of the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin reach the tourist platform of the building. Including the acceleration and deceleration process, the elevator car travels the 295.7 foot-long route in around 20 seconds.

thyssenkrupp Elevator produced one of the world´s largest elevator cabs for the aircraft manufacturer Airbus in Hamburg, Germany. The cab, installed in 2002, measures 24.6 x 24.6 feet, has a height of 13.5 feet and can accommodate loads up to 15 tons. With a base area of around 602.8 square feet, the elevator cab is bigger than some efficiency apartments. Nearly 200 people could be transported at the same time in this elevator.

Installed in the Daimler AG plant near Stuttgart, Germany, three of the world´s strongest elevator systems are deployed. The three hydraulic elevators can carry loads of 16 or 20 tons and are used primarily for the transport of molds and castings used in automobile manufacturing. For loading and unloading, it is possible to access the cabin with a forklift.

During the annual Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, three thyssenkrupp escalators installed in the metro station “Theresienwiese” are the busiest systems in the world. In peak times, between 6,500 and 8,000 passengers use each escalator each hour to travel to the “Wiesn.”

thyssenkrupp Elevator manufactured and installed the two fastest elevators in Italy. Besides those two systems, which reach velocities of up to 26 feet per second, the new administrative headquarters of the Lombardi region in Milan were also equipped with 25 additional elevators, as well as five platform lifts. The 528 foot-high main tower of the complex consisting of five building sections is currently the highest office building in the country.

We are proud of our company’s contributions to our industry and the dedication and expertise of our employees that have helped us achieve our very own world records. 

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