Otis Elevator Korea Co. Ltd. has installed the world’s longest double-deck elevator in the Lotte World Tower, Korea’s tallest building. The elevator runs 496 meters from the second basement to the building’s observation deck on the 121st floor. Using a single hoistway, it can carry 54 passengers to the observation deck in one minute. Otis is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
On November 5, 2015, only one year after announcing the concept of its game-changing MULTI elevator technology, ThyssenKrupp unveils a fully-functional 1:3 scale model at its Innovation Center in Gijón, Spain. The MULTI system uses linear motors instead of ropes, enabling horizontal movement and transforming conventional elevator transportation into vertical metro systems. MULTI elevator technology increases transport capacities and efficiency while reducing the elevator footprint and peak loads from the power supply in buildings.
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By Reuben Hernandez
The new elevators at 1 World Trade Center feature an animation that makes riders feel like they are flying around the buildings of the Financial District.