KONE Wins Order for High-Rise Development in Dallas

Trade Press Release Published 02/07/2017

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

Dallas, Texas, February 7, 2017 – KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, today announced it won an order to provide 18 elevators to PwC Tower at Park District, a 916,000-square foot mixed-use project located at 2121 Woodall Rodgers Freeway 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.

Media Contact:

Patrick O’Connell

About KONE
At KONE, our mission is to improve the flow of urban life. As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators, escalators and automatic building doors, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization, which add value to the life cycle of any building.

Through more effective People Flow®, we make people’s journeys safe, convenient and reliable, in taller, smarter buildings. Together with our partners and customers around the world, we help cities to become better places to live in. In 2016, KONE had annual net sales of EUR 8.8 billion, and at the end of the year close to 52,000 employees. KONE class B shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd. in Finland. For more information, see www.kone.us.

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