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2010-10-08
KONE elevators for Austria’s tallest building

KONE elevators will whisk passengers to the top of DC Tower 1 in Vienna in just 40 seconds. Image courtesy of KONE Corporation.
KONE has won an order to supply 29 elevators and two escalators for DC Tower 1 in the Austrian capital, Vienna. Designed by French architect Dominique Perrault, DC Tower 1 will rise 220 meters above the city, making it Austria’s tallest building.

The order includes 12 KONE Alta™, 10 KONE MonoSpace® Special, four KONE MiniSpace™, two KONE TranSys® freight elevators, one small freight elevator, and two KONE EcoMaster® 130 escalators. The low- and medium-rise and express elevators will be equipped with energy-efficient KONE EcoDisc® hoisting machines and regenerative drives.

DC Tower 1 will be one of Austria’s first office buildings to be erected and fitted out in accordance with the European Commission’s energy and sustainability requirements for a green building. The owners hope to win green building certification with gold or platinum status under the LEED rating system.

In addition to setting new standards in terms of its green credentials, DC Tower 1 will also outperform Austria’s other office buildings thanks to the speed of its lifts. Running at 8 metres per second – or 28.8 kilometres an hour – KONE's seven express Alta™ elevators will transport passengers from the ground floor to the panorama platform, at almost 200 metres above the ground, in just 40 seconds.

The express elevators will be installed in a group of 10 units, together with three elevators running at a speed of 6 m/s. The KONE Polaris® destination control system will optimise passenger flows and ensure short wait times.

KONE is a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, and provides industry-leading elevators, escalators, and automatic building doors, as well as innovative solutions for modernisation and maintenance. The company, which was founded a century ago, in 1910, recorded annual net sales of EUR 4.7 billion in 2009 and employs some 34,000 people.

For more about KONE, check out our article or visit the company’s Web site.