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News » US » ThyssenKrupp lands Hudsons Yard elevator contract » published 24 Sep 2018

ThyssenKrupp lands Hudsons Yard elevator contract

ThyssenKrupp has secured a contract to install more than 100 elevator and escalator units at the huge Hudson Yards development in New York.

photo by thyssenkrupp Elevator/FP Above: photo by thyssenkrupp Elevator/FP

The order includes up to 40 Twin elevator systems, which features two independently operating cars in one shaft. ThyssenKrupp will also provide its elevator predictive maintenance service Max, which is says reduces elevator downtime by half.

Hudson Yards – claimed to be the largest private real estate development in US history - will include more than 18 million square feet of commercial and residential space, office towers, more than 100 shops and approximately 4,000 residences.

The Twin elevators will be installed in the 300m-tall 50 Hudson Yards building – the centrepiece of the development. The contract also includes 27 elevators for the 51-story 55 Hudson Yards building; and 12 elevator and escalator units for The Shed, a multi-arts centre.

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. By reducing the number of shafts, additional floor space is given back to the building. “The Twin elevator system is as groundbreaking as the development it is going into, and we’re thrilled that Hudson Yards, the next crown jewel of the New York City skyline, selected Twin for its 50 Hudson Yards building,” said Rich Hussey, president and CEO of ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas.

Fifty Hudson Yards will be the first Twin elevator system installation in New York and the second in the U.S. – the system is also being installed at the Coda Building at Georgia Tech University’s Technology Square. ThyssenKrupp is also represented in New York’s One World Trade Center where it delivered what it said are the fastest elevators in the western hemisphere. The cars are able to travel at 23mph reach the building’s top in only 60 seconds.


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This article was published on 24 Sep 2018 (last updated on 24 Sep 2018).

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