Opened for the 2010 World Expo, the Hongqiao Transport Hub is one of the world’s most uniquely integrated transport centers. Covering a land area larger than 26 square kilometers, it comprises Hongqiao Airport and serves as an interchange for five subway lines, a bullet train to Beijing and the Maglev Train connection to Pudong Airport.
- Completed: 2010
- 40 million air passengers yearly
- 140 million rail passengers yearly
- 1.1 million people daily
- Land area: 26 sqkm
Hongqiao Airport (Terminal 2):
- 99 KONE MonoSpace® elevators
- 64 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators
- 32 KONE TravelMaster™ escalators
- 40 TransitMaster™ autowalks
- KONE E-Link™ monitoring system
- KONE Care™ Maintenance Service
Hongqiao Station (Beijing-Shanghai express railway)
- 115 KONE TransitMaster™ escalators
A DESTINATION IN ITSELF
With more than 2,000 guest rooms, Marriott World Center in Orlando is one of the biggest resorts in the world and has been attracting visitors for nearly three decades. Sprawling over 42,000 square meters of event space, restaurants, shops and recreational opportunities, the golf and spa resort is a premier venue – and one where elevator downtime can result in an unpleasant guest experience.
Amsterdam is renowned for its artistic heritage, and is now reinventing itself by transforming older buildings into iconic structures. A’DAM illustrates the city’s fine balance of fusion and technology.
ALL UNDER ONE ROOF
With its practical central location in Europe, Vienna International Airport is an important hub for travelers heading to Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Through rapid growth, the airport has become a major driver of Austria’s economy.
CHENNAI’S BEACON SHINES AGAIN
The reopened Madras Lighthouse on the east coast of the Indian subcontinent is one of the latest unique structures modernized by KONE.
A city on the go
Shanghai is one of the most populous cities in the world and a global financial center. In its rise to becoming a megalopolis, the city is retrofitting old buildings and structures, transforming them into modern office complexes such as the China Plaza 66.
CLASS “A” PARTNERSHIP
First International Financial Center (FIFC) is located in Mumbai’s coveted financial district. Attention to detail plays a key role in the building’s competitiveness as a major headquarters destination for multinational companies.
MANHATTAN ON THE MAAS
The Rotterdam skyline has been transformed by a new, unique icon of green architecture coined the Vertical City.
ELEVATORS AS INTERIOR DESIGN
In a district where the sky-high rents are only beaten by New York’s Fifth Avenue, even the elevators need to have a luxurious touch. So when KONE supplied three glass elevators to Lee Garden One, which houses a high-end mall and top quality offices in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay, design was paramount.
FIT FOR A KING
The famous Austrian composer Johann Strauss, the Younger made his debut here. Countless waltzes have been danced here. The Parkhotel Schönbrunn offers modern transit comfort embedded in a showpiece of tradition.
FIVE-STAR SERVICE DOWN UNDER
Citigroup Centre at 2 Park Street is a landmark building offering premium office space in the heart of Sydney, Australia. Twenty-six KONE elevators serve the forty-one office floors atop a four-story retail podium and four-story car park.
A DESERT PARADISE
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, has invested in several major projects to transform itself into a tourist paradise. The Four Seasons Hotel is expanding and investing in new technologies to meet rising demand.
GREEN BUSINESS IS GOOD BUSINESS
Building a new shopping mall is never an easy assignment. Positioning of the anchor stores and making sure that pedestrian traffic flows evenly through all retail outlets are just some of the considerations. But these days, environmental responsibility is just as important.
GATEWAY TO CHINA’S FUTURE
With an annual passenger turnover predicted to exceed 50 million by 2020, China’s newest and largest travel hub puts a new spin on the concept of mass transit.
CROWN JEWEL OF JURONG
Housing 241 apartments atop 76,000 square meters of retail space, Jem® is the first lifestyle hub in West Singapore to integrate shopping entertainment and offices under one roof.
KEEPING THE TUBE ON TRACK
The London Underground, more commonly called the Tube, celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013, but it’s showing no signs of its age. KONE and the world’s oldest underground railway system work closely together to ensure a smooth and seamless transit experience for one billion commuters annually.
LE ROYAL GOES GREEN
Amman – capital of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan – is a city steeped in history. When construction on the Le Royal hotel was completed in 2002, it was ultra-modern, yet its tower-like structure sits comfortably in a metropolis whose history stretches back more than 3,000 years.
The Makkah Clock Royal Tower Hotel can only be described in superlatives: the tallest hotel, the largest indoor space (1.6 million square meters for the total project), and on the list of tallest buildings, it currently holds second place.
LIFELINE OF MADRID
When a relationship lasts 15 years, the chemistry must be right. KONE’s partnership with Metro de Madrid assures a smooth ride for three million daily commuters in the Spanish capital.
THE ORANGE DRAGON OF NANJING
The S8 metro line in Nanjing heralds a new era in the ancient capital, setting new records as the longest and fastest urban rail transit in China.