Thyssenkrupp will install the first TWIN elevator system in the Americas in Atlanta. The TWIN elevator system has two cars that operate independently in one shaft. It makes the most efficient use of available space, uses less energy and transports up to 40 percent more passengers than conventional elevators. 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. This unique technology will be installed in the Atlanta’s Technology Square, a high-performance computing center operated by Georgia Tech. Thyssenkrupp’s installation will begin in 2018 and include five TWIN elevators, seven conventional elevators and two escalators within the 25-story project that will contain about 750,000 square-feet of office, retail and data center space.
“TWIN is currently the smartest solution for new projects or existing buildings with increased traffic,” explains Andreas Schierenbeck, CEO of Thyssenkrupp Elevator. “It requires a smaller footprint than conventional elevators, leaving more leasable space. The unique solution with one-of-its-kind features provides architects with more space and freedom to design.”
In Asia, Thyssenkrupp recently sealed the largest order to date in this region for TWIN elevators with AmorePacific, a leading Korean cosmetics corporation. The company will supply 16 TWIN systems for AmorePacific’s new headquarters in Yongsan, Seoul, along with an additional 26 transportation units. The installation of all thyssenkrupp equipment at the headquarters will be completed by August 2017.