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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.


ThyssenKrupp is building a new elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany that will stand about 800.5 feet and will be one of the tallest structures in Germany. The new facility will be used to test and certify elevators for mid and high-rise buildings before and while the buildings are being constructed, thus reducing installation times. In addition to being used for further research and development activities, the tower will be a tourist attraction where visitors can view an entire panorama of the region from the tower’s top platform.

ThyssenKrupp united 575 participants on 43 teams in 8 countries and 25 states who held individual 5K runs and walks to raise money for the 9/11 Memorial Fund.  The event also united six ThyssenKrupp companies, including ThyssenKrupp Aerospace, Ken-Mac Metals, AIN Plastics, ThyssenKrupp Logistics, the Regional Headquarters and of course our group Elevator.

A few weeks ago, our friends at the USGBC announced that 3 billion square feet of green construction space has earned LEED® certification around the globe. Now that is an impressive milestone.

In the U.S. alone, buildings account for 41 percent of energy use, 73 percent of electricity consumption and 38 percent of all CO2 emissions. Globally, buildings use 40 percent of raw materials or 3 billion tons annually.

At ThyssenKrupp Elevator we want to keep everyone safely on the move and dealing with a dog on elevators can be challenging. If your dog is small enough, it is likely best to carry them into the elevator and hold your friend while the elevator is in motion. But regardless whether you have a toy poodle or a great dane, you must be mindful of the leash.  Leashes can get caught in the doors of an elevator and results could be tragic.