ThyssenKrupp helps elevate One World Trade Center

September 28, 2012

The recent anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy reminded us how monumental this day will forever be in our country. 

With the rebuilding of New York City’s One World Trade Center (1WTC) well underway, there seems to be a shift from reflection to anticipation. Our client ThyssenKrupp Elevator, the largest producer of elevators in the Americas, is proud to provide all 73 elevators and 11 escalators for the landmark 1WTC project.

Here's the project by the numbers:

  • With 104 stories, 1WTC soars 1,776 ft in the air and is the tallest building in the Americas.
  • The building will include the fastest elevators in the Western Hemisphere, clocking in at 23 mph; travel time from the lowest to the highest floor will be a breathtaking 60 seconds.
  • Laid end to end, the steel cables used in the elevators span 198 miles, or the distance from New York City to Baltimore.
  • The elevators' counterweights total more than 1 M lb., comparable to the weight of about 250 cars

Media interest in the project remains strong, and ThyssenKrupp has kept trade publications informed about its involvement and progress; thanks to this open line of communication, Elevator World featured ThyssenKrupp on the cover of its September issue, which kicked off a series focusing on the project. In addition to the five-page feature, we were able to include a picture taken when President Obama visited the 1WTC site this summer, where several ThyssenKrupp employees were on hand to greet him.