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ThyssenKrupp elevates in New York

ThyssenKrupp Elevator has been contracted by Hudson Yards to design and install up to 40 twin elevator systems for its 50 Hudson Yards building; 27 elevators for the 55 Hudson Yards building; and 12 elevator and escalator units for The Shed.

Hudson Yards is the largest private real estate development in US history and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center.

The site will include more than 18 million sq ft of commercial and residential space, state-of-the-art office towers, more than 100 shops and approximately 4,000 residences.

ThyssenKrupp will also provide its elevator predictive maintenance service MAX, the industry’s first cloud-based solution, said to reduce elevator downtime by half.

Fifty Hudson Yards is a 300-meter tall building, designed to become the fourth largest commercial office building in Manhattan when completed in 2022, and is the centrepiece of the Hudson Yards development in Manhattan’s West Side.

ThyssenKrupp will also provide elevators and escalators for The Shed, New York’s first multi-arts center that supports creative invention and parity across all art forms.

Further, ThyssenKrupp Elevator will deliver transportation solutions for 55 Hudson Yards, a 51-story, 1.3 million square foot commercial office tower as well as for the 1-million-square-foot shops and restaurants at Hudson Yards, anchored by New York City’s first Neiman Marcus.

The twin elevator system features two cars operating independently in one shaft, making efficient use of available space while transporting 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. By reducing the number of shafts necessary, additional floor space is given back to the building, creating additional leasing opportunities.

Fifty Hudson Yards will be the first twin elevator system installation in New York and the second in the US – the twin elevators are also being installed at the Coda Building at Georgia Tech University’s Technology Square. Completion is set for early 2019.

ThyssenKrupp is also represented in New York’s One World Trade Center where it delivered the fastest elevators in the western hemisphere. The cars are able to reach 23 mph in speed and reach the building’s top in only 60 seconds – faster than famous runner Usain Bolt.