In the spring of 2004, a new landmark addition to London’s skyline opened in the financial district. The insurance company Swiss Re commissioned the uniquely shaped 41-story tower designed by Foster and Partners.
Sixteen high-speed, double-height high-capacity KONE Alta™ passenger elevators are arranged in three banks, each serving a third of the floors. There are also goods and firefighter elevators, a car park elevator, and two special shuttle elevators serving the top floors. KONE Alta™ met the architects’ requirements for customized elevator cars and signalization. It also met environmental requirements: KONE is well-known for its eco-efficient solutions.
What is People Flow®?
People Flow means people moving smoothly, safely, comfortably, and without waiting in and between buildings.
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