KONE Providing VT For Google’s London “Landscraper”

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Welcome to the Elevator World News Podcast. This week’s news podcast is sponsored by elevatorbooks.com: www.elevatorbooks.com KONE PROVIDING VT FOR GOOGLE’S LONDON “LANDSCRAPER” Google has selected KONE to provide the vertical-transportation (VT) package for its new U.K. headquarters, the 11-story, 312-m-long "landscraper" KGX1 in London's King's Cross being built by Lendlease and designed by Heatherwick Studio and Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Construction Enquirer reports. The order includes 38 elevators and two escalators. KONE Executive Vice President, Central and North Europe Thomas Hinnerskov said the structure will bring a "whole new concept of working" to a busy area of London. London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who inaugurated KGX1 in late 2017, referred to the US$1.3-billion investment that will house up to 7,000 employees as a sign that the city is open for business despite Brexit looming, Quartz previously reported. Comparable in length to the height of the Empire State Building in New York City, the structure could be a sign of future development in regions such as the U.S. Midwest. It could also open up possibilities for thyssenkrupp's ropeless, sideways-moving MULTI elevator system. Image credit: Courtesy of Heatherwick Studios To read the full transcript of today's podcast, visit: elevatorworld.com/news Subscribe to the Podcast: iTunes│Google Play|SoundCloud│Stitcher│TuneIn

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