ThyssenKrupp installs world's fastest double-deck elevator in Shanghai World Financial Center

April 09, 2009 |

Düsseldorf, April 8, 2009 - ThyssenKrupp Elevator has installed the world’s fastest double-deck

systems in the 492-meter Shanghai World Financial Center in China.

After three years of planning, production and installation, ThyssenKrupp Elevator has

created a particularly fast method of passenger transportation in the Shanghai World

Financial Center, the tallest building in China and currently the third-highest building in the

world. The four double-deck elevators each comprise two cabs attached one on top of the

other, each with a capacity of 2,000 kilos, and serve a sky lobby at a height of 240 meters.

Visitors can now get there at record speed: traveling at a top speed of ten meters per

second (36 km/h), the systems in the new Shanghai World Financial Center are the fastest

double-deck elevators in the world.

To achieve these high speeds, among other things ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s engineers

developed aerodynamic cladding for the cabs and doors. Electronically controlled active

roller guides ensure low-vibration travel. The guide rails were installed in the shaft using

advanced laser technology to ensure extremely high precision and thus guarantee

maximum ride comfort even at high speeds.

In addition to the four double-deck elevators ThyssenKrupp Elevator has manufactured

and installed a further 40 systems for the 492-meter-tall, 101-floor Shanghai World

Financial Center. Numerous passenger and service elevators between the 79th and 93rd

floors guarantee fast, safe and comfortable transportation in “the world’s highest hotel”.

There are further ThyssenKrupp Elevator systems in the parking garages, the shop and

restaurant areas, and in the forum, which offers a variety of conference and VIP rooms as

well as an 800 square meter event hall.

With the fastest double-deck elevators in the world, ThyssenKrupp Elevator has added a

new, innovative system to its range of passenger transportation products. Together with

the TWIN elevators supplied exclusively by ThyssenKrupp Elevator, the company is proving

its capabilities and expertise in the high-rise market.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator is one of the leading elevator companies in the world and represented at over 800 locations in more than 60 countries. With 43,000 employees, the company generated sales of over 4.9 billion euros in the fiscal year to September 30, 2008. Its capabilities include passenger and freight elevators, escalators and moving walks, stair and platform lifts, passenger boarding bridges as well as quality service for all products.


Dr. Monica Soffritti

ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG

Communication & Marketing

Tel.: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 84 61

Fax: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 39


ThyssenKrupp Elevator

ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG

August-Thyssen-Straße 1, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

Communication & Marketing

Phone: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 37

Fax: +49 (0) 211 8 24-3 68 39

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