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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 equipment you count on each day is a combination of hundreds of heavy-duty mechanical and sensitive electronic parts so you need a partner to keep your tenants safely on the move. “We are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience,” said Jim Gross, vice president of service, U.S.  “To ensure we provide superior response, all levels of our organization focus on four key reasons why choosing us to service, maintains trust.”


ThyssenKrupp Elevators’ green-e certified Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) program helps you earn LEED energy and atmosphere green power points.


We understand how important your investment in the LEED rating system is. That is why, as your partner, we will purchase RECs in the estimated amount of energy our elevators consume and help you promote the use of cleaner energy from renewable sources like wind, solar, hydro, and biomass.


What is a RECs

The building, that is home to the Fraunhofer Building Technology Showcase in Boston’s Innovation District, is a six-story, three-bay loft brick structure with classical revival-style detailing. Originally constructed for a leather merchant, it was designed and built by the Boston Wharf Company in 1913.  Fraunhofer began on a journey several years ago seeking partners to make this historic building into a living laboratory to study energy and how to use it more efficiently in buildings.

The truth can be hard to find. The further removed consumers become from knowing how things are made, grown or produced, the harder it becomes tell what is fact and fiction.  Another culprit - our access to instant information and marketing jargon that can sometimes skew opinions and even evade facts, making it hard to decipher what is true.

In my role in modernization sales, I hear the same few questions about installing elevator destination control software from many customers.  Here is a sampling

Q: What is destination control software? And will my building tenants know who to use it?