July 29, 2015, daily press
Topping-out ceremony in Rottweil: ThyssenKrupp test tower passes next milestone
On July 29, 2015, after less than ten months of construction ThyssenKrupp and Züblin are holding the topping-out ceremony for the unique elevator test tower in Rottweil. The concrete tube of the tower has reached its full height of 232 meters, the level of the viewing platform. Over the next two weeks the final structures will be added on top before interior work starts on the tallest building in Baden-Württemberg in mid-August. The structure is scheduled to be completed and go into operation at the end of 2016.
July 6, 2015, daily press
ThyssenKrupp ranked amongst the 50 Smartest Companies 2015 by MIT Technology Review
With its latest innovations for passenger transport systems, ThyssenKrupp provides meaningful solutions to face the challenges of global urbanization. MULTI, the world’s first rope-free elevator and ACCEL, a unique accelerating moving walk, both using the ThyssenKrupp magnetic levitation technology, help to increase transport capacities while considerably reducing energy consumption and travel times in urban areas.
June 8, 2015,
ThyssenKrupp presents ACCEL, a game-changing transit solution for cities and airports at UITP 2015 in Milan from June 8-10
It is unique; passengers enter walking at a regular speed and get accelerated at high-speeds to the other end. Applying linear motor technology from the Transrapid magnetic train, the ACCEL transportation system will facilitate fast access to metro stations, making it possible to have a station entrance at less than 600 metres from any commuter, attracting up to 30% additional passengers. In airport terminals, ACCEL can cut current transit times between gates by a remarkable two-thirds.
May 27, 2015, daily press
ThyssenKrupp’s landmark test tower in Rottweil, Germany reaches a height of 100 meters in just two months
The tower, which will rise to 246 meters upon completion, will serve as the testing site for ThyssenKrupp’s ground-breaking mobility solutions, including the rope-less elevator MULTI, and is already proving to be a significant tourist attraction for the Baden-Württemberg area