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KONE wins order for high-rise development in Dallas

KONE wins order for high-rise development in Dallas

Feb 13, 2017
Energy & resource efficiency
High-performance buildings

PwC Tower at Park District to include Smart Building innovations of KONE Destination and KONE MonoSpace elevators.

KONE announced it won an order to provide 18 elevators to PwC Tower at Park District, a 916,000-square foot (rough 85 000 m2) mixed-use project located in downtown Dallas, Texas.

“To help ensure a safe and comfortable ride, KONE is driving global innovation with our Smart Building solutions, such as KONE Destination. Unlike conventional elevator control systems, which only register the desired travel direction, KONE Destination incorporates the desired floors and the number of waiting passengers to significantly improve elevator convenience and efficiency. We are proud to be selected as the elevator solutions provider to what is sure to be a unique landmark in Dallas,” said Larry Wash, executive vice president of KONE Americas.

Park District consists of a 20-story office building with four additional garage levels below grade, as well as a 33-story luxury apartment, ground-floor retail and 5-story parking garage. Additionally, the project includes finished amenity space for the apartments and landscaping.

The project is developed by Trammell Crow Company (TCC) and joint venture partner Metlife, Inc., and is designed by Dallas-based HKS Architects. Future tenants of Park District include PwC.

To ensure the safest and most comfortable travel in between floors, KONE will provide the following solutions to Park District:

•Ten KONE MiniSpace™ elevators, which offer a versatile elevator solution with a compact machine room ideal for offices, hotels and residential buildings.
• Six KONE MonoSpace® elevators, the newest line of KONE elevators available in the US, which command excellent energy efficiency with regenerative drive technology, LED lighting and advanced standby options.
• Two KONE EcoSpace® elevators, an industry-leading machine room-less (MRL) elevator and an ideal low-rise solution that is both space and energy efficient.
• Nine of the elevator units will be equipped with KONE Destination, an innovative elevator control system which dramatically increases the elevator system’s ability to handle the traffic flow in high rise buildings. Rather than press a traditional up and down button, the passenger selects their destination using a destination operating panel in the lobby and is then intelligently guided to a designated elevator car, reducing wait times and unnecessary stops.

Recently Forbes ranked KONE among the world's top 100 most innovative companies.

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