To complete one of the most prestigious addresses in Toronto on time, construction workers can’t afford to waste up to an hour of their valuable shift time every day waiting for transportation to higher floors. Yet that’s exactly what happens at construction sites across the globe as skycrapers reach ever higher heights. To meet its demanding construction schedule, developer Great Gulf chose the innovative KONE JumpLift solution to accelerate construction work and enhance safety at its construction site.
- Opening: 2016
- Size: 83,640 sq m
- Height: 257m
- Floors: 75 above ground and 6 parking levels
- Developer: Great Gulf
- Architect: Hariri Ponterini Architects
- Contractor: Tucker Hi-Rise
- 2 KONE JumpLift™ construction-time elevators
- 6 KONE EcoSystem MR™ elevators
- 4 KONE MonoSpace® elevators
- 1 KONE EcoSpace™ elevator
- 2 KONE TravelMaster™ 110 escalators
THE RISE OF A SUPERTALL
Soaring to a height of more than one kilometer, Jeddah Tower will be the tallest building in the world when completed in 2019.
KEEPING HEATHROW AIRPORT ON THE MOVE
It’s morning peak hour at London’s Heathrow Airport, and every elevator to the departures level is out of order – all of them, all at once. If the word “pandemonium” springs to mind, you get the picture.
GREENEST HOSPITAL DOWN UNDER
Green is the color of healing at Melbourne’s inspirational new Royal Children’s Hospital.
Building Tall: The Future of High Rises
In 2020, the world will see the completion of its first 1,000m-plus building, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. While the achievement is guaranteed to evoke wonder and bold headlines, the real story lies in how demographic shifts and groundbreaking innovation could soon cause the number of skyscrapers in urban centers to mushroom. Let’s take a look at the developments that are pushing our skylines to new heights.
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
With its three cascading towers crowned by a connecting Sands Skypark, the multi-use resort defines the city’s skyline and offers an extraordinary experience for leisure and business travelers from all over the world.
INNOVATION - THE NEW CURRENCY
KONE is changing its approach toward innovation to cover more ground and create distinct value. We give you an inside view of what’s brewing!
FAST LANE FOR VERTICAL COMMUTERS
The 75-story condominium tower, One Bloor East, in downtown Toronto rises from one of the best-knows intersections in Canada. Long before its completion, the project has become the city’s most sough-after residential address.
DELHI METRO STAYS ON THE RAILS
For the second part of the series - ‘keeping megacities on the move’, we travel to India's capital to meet KONE’s service technician, who answers for the smooth operation of 264 elevators and 75 escalators of the Delhi metro.
The Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel can only be described in superlatives: the tallest hotel, the largest indoor space (1.6 million square meters for the total project), and on the list of tallest buildings, it currently holds second place.
BANGKOK NEVER STOPS
Meet Sutee Sopajaree, KONE’s service technician in Bangkok, who maintains elevators in one of the city’s big residential complexes. This is the 3rd story in our series on ’Keeping megacities on the move’.
GATEWAY TO THE NEW MILAN
A high-rise hub worthy of Milan’s reputation for style has sprung up in a formerly neglected space in the heart of the city. It is arguably the most ambitious urban renewal project Italy has ever seen.
PARIS - AN AGING ENCHANTRESS
When it comes to its iconic skyline, Paris is proudly conservative. The only true high-rise in the historic center is the 59-story Montparnasse Tower – the most despised building in France.
A SKYLINE REDEFINED
Piercing the sky like a shard of glass, The Shard is putting new punctuation to an already famous cityscape. Standing at 310 meters, this landmark building is the tallest in Western Europe.
EYES ON THE SYDNEY SKYLINE
Our mission at KONE is to improve the flow of urban life. To capture the essence of urbanization, we bring you stories of people from 17 cities. Philip Lau believes Sydney is an evolving city. He tells us why.
LIFELINE OF MADRID
When a relationship lasts 15 years, the chemistry must be right. KONE’s partnership with Metro de Madrid assures a smooth ride for three million daily commuters in the Spanish capital.
PUTTING ELEVATORS TO TEST
Whatever the future of high-rise technology might hold, KONE has the facilities to test them. The Kunshan Test Tower is purpose-built for a single mission: testing elevators to make them better, smarter and faster.
Designed for Asian markets
The official launch of Genting Dream in November 2016 symbolizes the global cruise market’s shift to Asia and the launch of the continent’s first luxury cruise line – Dream Cruises
DECODING THE CONNECTED WORLD
The increasing amount of data collected by sensors embedded in elevators, buildings, cars and even appliances in our homes is expected to change the way we live in rapidly urbanizing cities. To make sense of this sea of data, KONE partners with IBM.
Every detail counts
For passengers, a cruise ship is an escape: an indulgent diversion from daily stress and routine. For those creating the experience, it is a demanding task to ensure the elements of the ship’s interior match the ship’s overall aesthetics from aft to bow