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Old Posted Dec 25, 2004, 3:08 AM
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Otis to feature super double-deck elevators in world’s tallest building, Shanghai World Financial Center

Dec. 20, 2004
Otis Elevator Company has been awarded a contract to install 64 elevators and escalators that will transport passengers throughout the Shanghai World Financial Center complex, home to the highest outdoor observation deck in the world.


The Shanghai World Financial Center will be built in the Pudong district of Shanghai, which the Chinese government has identified as a high priority area for international banking and commercial interests.

“The construction of the Shanghai World Financial Center is yet another example of China’s impressive and rapidly growing infrastructure, and Otis is proud to be a partner in this development,” said Ari Bousbib, Otis Elevator Company president. “We appreciate our customer’s confidence in Otis’ advanced super double-deck technology. This is a landmark win for our organization in China.”

With 101 floors, the skyscraper will house office space, an approximately 170-room six-star hotel and an observation deck. Once completed, the Shanghai World Financial Center is expected to be the tallest building in the world.

The developer of the project is Mori Building Corporation Group. Construction will be undertaken by a joint venture of China State Construction and Engineering Corporation and Shanghai Construction General Company. Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), a world-renowned architectural firm specializing in high-rise buildings, designed Shanghai World Financial Center. The project is scheduled for completion in 2007.

Otis will install 31 elevators and 33 escalators. Sixteen of the 31 elevators will be super double-deck elevators, the same type Otis developed – the first of its kind in the world – for the Mori Building Corporation’s Roppongi Hills complex, a Tokyo landmark. These super double-deck elevators allow a larger number of passengers to be transported to their destinations at the same time while providing greater space efficiency for the customer’s building. Most notably, the super double-deck system is designed to service floors with varying floor-to-floor heights.

The contract also includes six double-deck elevators, two of which will shuttle passengers from the ground to the observation lobby, and seven machine-roomless Gen2™ elevators, among others. Otis is the sole escalator provider for the building.

Otis Elevator Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX), is the world's largest manufacturer and maintainer of people-moving products, including elevators, escalators, shuttle systems and moving walkways. With headquarters in Farmington, Connecticut, Otis employs 60,000 people, offers products and services in more than 200 countries and territories and maintains more than 1.4 million elevators and escalators worldwide.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2004, 9:00 AM
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Double deck elevators ? How does this works ? Reaching 2 floors simultaneously ? Single entrance for a double deck cabin ? I had never heard of this before.
     
     
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Old Posted Dec 27, 2004, 9:08 AM
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never heard of it before??

hmm.., at least Petronas Towers, Taipei 101 use it. (i know there are couple more buildings around the world that use double deck)
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I think that 2IFC has that kind of elevators. You don't see the difference when you use them.
     
     
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It was quite a long time since I could not access to the cameraunion forum WFC thread. It's back with great news !


December 30th 2004 :

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December 31th 2004 :

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January 7th 2005 : 3 CRANES AND AN ARMY OF WORKERS !

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January 7th 2005 : 3 CRANES AND AN ARMY OF WORKERS !
Three cranes and another thing that can carry heavy loads.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 11, 2005, 11:16 AM
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Yes, definitively the busiest times on the plot !
     
     
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Ahh, this is so exciting!
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January 14th 2005.

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That's a big hole. How deep is it?
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January 28th 2005. Do I dream or the excavation is getting filled ?

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It seems like the third level below ground is being built.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2005, 9:27 AM
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Well... I tough there would be an explosion of excitement after the last news... Just in case nobody noticed, see how fast things are going now.

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look now we are talking!! Good to see some real construction action!
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2005, 10:13 AM
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It's exciting indeed.
What surprises me is that the trees along the road are green in the middle of the winter.
     
     
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Yes, this is indeed great progress, Avcellvs. And don't worry, even though I didn't post much lately, I am watching the pics in your posts every week with much anticipation. And there must be many others. Anyways, I will probably go and visit Shanghai again in the autumn of 2006. With this kind of progress I might be able to make very nice pics of an almost finished SWFC then...
     
     
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What surprises me is that the trees along the road are green in the middle of the winter
Century Avenue is beautifully planted with several kind of trees, those of the pic do not loose their leaves but you'll also find there the endemic gingko trees which do. Vegetation is quite surprising in Shanghai, you'll find a strange mix of temperated climate trees (the infamous platanus in the old "french concession") with palm trees and subtropical varieties.

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I will probably go and visit Shanghai again in the autumn of 2006. With this kind of progress I might be able to make very nice pics of an almost finished SWFC then...
Lucky you ! I thought I had wait until 2007 but... In autumn 2006 you'll have great chances to see the WFC topped out with a quite advanced cladding, if not completed.
     
     
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Old Posted Jan 29, 2005, 7:12 PM
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I wonder wich one of HK's US7 and SWFC will be completed first.
     
     
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Fabb I don't know the answer to your question. It's anybody's guess. I will tell you this much that as far as I'm concerned along with the Burj Dubai, SWFC is the most exciting skyscraper being built. Both BD and SWFC are equally stunning. I'm sure that the folks at SWFC are planning a big surprise on the folks over in Taipei. SWFC will surpass Taipei 101 in height.
     
     
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