Displaying items by tag: Elevator https://www.thestructuralengineer.info Sat, 07 Dec 2019 13:49:33 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Kingdom Tower Elevators Provide a Challenge https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/341-kingdom-tower-elevators-provide-a-challenge https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/341-kingdom-tower-elevators-provide-a-challenge Kingdom Tower Elevators Provide a Challenge

According to project handlers the 1km-high Kingdom Tower, “has challenged mankind to outdo himself”! It is also the view of Dr. Hisham Jonah, chief development officer of Jeddah Economic City, whether it is really possible to build even higher in the future. The skyscraper will have 252 floors overall, 167 of which will be occupied. It will also have the world’s highest observation deck. The actual tower will start at 20 meters above the ground floor with the largest floor being an 85,000-m2 parking lot that will house 2,200 cars. At 6,700-m2, the footprint of the structure will be divided into three different entrances for the hotel, residences and offices.

“You hear from Qatar, Azerbaijan and the Emirates that there are plans for towers that are 1.3, 1.5 and 1.6 km high. I wonder how they will reach that,” asked Jomah.

One of the largest problems, according to Jomah, was how to reach 167 floors in 1.6 minutes through the elevators.

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Chinese Skyscraper To Have World’s Fastest Elevators https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/162-chinese-skyscraper-to-have-world-s-fastest-elevators https://www.thestructuralengineer.info/news-center/news/item/162-chinese-skyscraper-to-have-world-s-fastest-elevators The Guangzhou CTF Financial Center

The 111-story Guangzhou CTF Financial Center tower is under construction in Southern China. The building will feature the world’s fastest elevators when it opens in 2016. It will take just 43 seconds in the elevator to reach the 95th floor of the tower, and riders’ ears will not pop along the way.

ktsantilas@thestructuralengineer.info (TheStructuralEngineer.info) News on Projects / Industry Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:50:33 +0000