In May 2015 the One World Trade Center Observatory in New York opened up to the public. To get passengers to the 102nd floor as quickly as possible, 71 elevators designed by the German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp will ascend 1 WTC at a rate of 2,000 feet per minute, or more than three floors per second. That will make 1 WTC’s elevators the fastest in the Western hemisphere.
By John Brownlee, Fast Company
If you think that’s impressive, you ain’t seen nothing yet. We spoke to Patrick Bass, CEO of ThyssenKrupp North America, about the elevators of the near future.