On December 12, 2012, ThyssenKrupp Elevator team members hoisted an escalator using a rooftop crane to the 101st floor of the One World Trade Center. This is one of 11 escalators and 74 elevators being installed on the project which will include the fastest elevators in the western hemisphere.
Technical specialist and ThyssenKrupp Elevator field engineer Scott Lahmers documented the entire process and a 30-picture gallery was recently uploaded to ThysssenKrupp’s Flickr account. Below you will find highlights of this impressive feat.
At the time of its completion in 2013, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world by pinnacle height, with its spire reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet (541.3 m) in reference to the year of American independence. 1 WTC has been the tallest building in New York City since April 30, 2012. The new World Trade Center complex will also feature three other high-rise office buildings.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas is the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, with more than 13,500 employees and more than 200 branch and service locations.