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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.

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Take a minute to think about the last elevator you used. What did it look like? Was it well-lit or dark? Were the walls lined with dingy wood paneling or sleek stainless steel? Were the floors clean?  First impressions last, so it may be time to update your elevator cab interiors. Because a dated interior can give the impression your building is old, not well maintained and even unsafe. And that is not the impression you want to make.


This week, thyssenkrupp announced 30 million passengers that use the Metro in Barcelona will move more efficiently thanks to installation of 128 escalators and 52 elevators in 15 new stations. All of them use an intelligent, machine-learning control system that can interact with real-time information on traffic conditions in the stations. This control system learns in accordance with rush hours, arrival of the trains and the number of passengers and optimizes the movement of elevators.


One of those year-end lists caught my eye this morning – 9 Hot Chicago Startups That Just Launched this Year.  On the list is a new company called AptAmigo. It’s an online platform for apartment seekers based on reviews from current and former tenants. This one features reviews on the little things that make a big difference, like WiFi quality, how good the shower pressure is and how fast elevators move.