The next Mega Project: thyssenkrupp technology confirmed for the Hudson Yards New York development

Essen/ New York, thyssenkrupp Elevator, a world leader in urban mobility solutions, has been contracted by Hudson Yards to design and install up to 40 TWIN elevator systems in one shaft 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 U.S. history and the largest development in New York City since Rockefeller Center.

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

According to Andreas Schierenbeck, thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO, "We are transforming the industry with groundbreaking mobility solutions that address the critical elements for a sustainable urbanization, space availability and transport efficiency. We are very proud for having been selected by Hudson Yards for this mega project, it shows how much building developers are acknowledging our efforts."

With TWIN, two cars operate independently in one shaft, efficiently using space and transporting up to 40 percent more passengers than conventional elevators.

This will be the first TWIN elevator system installation in New York. Completion is set for early 2019.


(Credits: RELATED)

With sales of €7.7 billion in fiscal 2016/2017 and customers in 150 countries, thyssenkrupp Elevator built its position as one of the world's leading elevator companies from scratch in a mere 40 years' time by applying thyssenkrupp's unique engineering capabilities. With more than 50,000 highly skilled employees, the company offers innovative products and services designed to meet customers' requirements. The portfolio includes elevators, escalators and moving walks, passenger boarding bridges, stair lifts as well as tailored service solutions.

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