Daily press, 2009-07-20, 11:00 AM
World’s 100th TWIN elevator for major Frankfurt development
ThyssenKrupp Elevator installs hundredth TWIN, plus 47 other elevators and 28 escalators in new “PalaisQuartier”
ThyssenKrupp Elevator has received an order for the world’s one hundredth TWIN. It will be installed in the 96 meter tall hotel tower of the “PalaisQuartier” development in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). In addition to the TWIN with its two cabs in one shaft, seven conventional elevators and a shared destination control system will transport guests swiftly to the roughly 219 rooms and suites in the hotel. Before entering the cab they will select their destination on a touchscreen and the system will direct them to the fastest cab for their journey. This shortens waiting and travel times for passengers, while at the same time reducing the number of empty trips.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator will be supplying a total of 48 elevators and 28 escalators for the four-building “PalaisQuartier” development, demonstrating once again its strength as a one-stop supplier for different kinds of passenger transportation systems. Another highlight of the development is an express escalator in the already opened shopping and experience center. With a length of 47 meters and a rise of 21 meters it is the longest escalator ever installed in a shopping mall in Germany.
The many advantages of the TWIN system are winning over more and more building owners and architects all over the world: For example, the use of TWINs makes it possible to reduce the number of shafts by up to a third and significantly increase usable space compared with buildings with conventional elevators.
Another advantage is that by incorporating the space-efficient elevator system in a building’s design in the planning phase the footprint and volume of the building can be made smaller and construction costs reduced. The TWIN also scores when it comes to energy efficiency. Compared with double-deck elevators with their rigidly connected cabs, the moving masses in the TWIN system are significantly lower, reducing energy requirements.
That ThyssenKrupp Elevator is onto a winner with the TWIN is shown by the growing numbers of reference projects. TWIN technology is already in use or being installed in numerous buildings in Australia, South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK.