Thanks to 365-day opening, adventure activities like ‘SkyJump’ and ‘SkyWalk’ , a dining area that rotates 360 degrees and a premium restaurant by esteemed New Zealand celebrity chef Peter Gordon, demand for access to the Sky Tower has been steadily growing over the past few years. “An extremely busy, iconic tourist destination in New Zealand, it’s critical that visitors are able to use all of our facilities,” says Arron Money, Executive Manager Capital Development & Facilities at SKYCITY. “We wanted to partner with an escalator and elevator provider that really met our business needs and that complements our values in terms of modern technology, energy efficiency and a world-class experience. It was a really easy decision for us to partner with KONE on this project.”
- Completed: 1997
- Modernization: 2015
- Height: 328m
- Building owner: SKYCITY Entertainment Ltd
- 3 KONE Re-Generate™800
- KONE Destination Control System
- 1 KONE Long travel ReGenerate™ service elevator
- KONE UltraRope® technology
- KONE ReNova™
- KONE ReVive™
A NEW HOME FOR SPARTAK MOSCOW
As reflected in its resplendent red-and-white color scheme, the new Otkrytiye Stadium in Moscow is home to Spartak Moscow, one of the most emblematic soccer teams in Europe. It will also be one of the main venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A STAR IS REBORN
Saint Petersburg makes sound waves with one of the world’s largest and most sophisticated concert halls, the long-awaited Mariinsky II.
AN ARTISTIC JOURNEY
A visit to the restored Stedelijk Museum is a spellbinding experience. And the visitor logistics system is a work of art in its own right.
BRINGING HERITAGE TO LIFE
The Barrakka Lift is a key link to the old quarter of Valletta, taking tourists and commuters from the shores of the Mediterranean Sea to the top of a sixteenth century bastion built to guard the Maltese capital.
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.
History comes to life
Replacing four sets of escalators in a century-old facility that sees over a million visitors a year is no easy task. Yet, KONE managed to do this at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, with no disruption to the flow of visitors.
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.
TRUE TO CLUB COLORS
Shining like an emerald against the night sky, Budapest’s newest soccer stadium has a strong Go Green theme, which matches the club colors of its home team, Ferencvárosi Torna Club.
THE LEGEND LIVES ON IN MANHATTAN
When Madison Square Garden calls itself “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, few disagree. It has a rich history of hosting nearly every major name in music, all-star athletes, national political conventions, and numerous world-famous shows and events.
MAINTENANCE TEAM MAKES A DIFFERENCE
A state-of-the art, multi-purpose facility linked to a newly expanded convention center, hotel and entertainment district, Lucas Oil Stadium provides an exciting venue for high-profile events. With seating capacity of up to 70,000, the stadium has capacity to host NFL Super Bowl games.
NO STOPPING THE SHOPPING
Getting shoppers where they want to be is serious business for a retailer serving millions of customers in its stores annually. Debenhams’ multi-level people low systems ensure that both its customers and revenues keep lowing.
The Norwegian Getaway, one of the largest cruise ships in the world, offers passengers an escape from the ordinary. Boasting an industry-first ocean-side walkway, unique entertainment venues and 28 dining options, the Getaway is an extraordinary megaresort in a class by itself.
A FLOATING PALACE
All aboard. Sometimes the passenger experience on board is more memorable than the destination. Oasis of the Seas, the world’s largest floating hotel, packs the entertainment punch of a bustling metropolis.
STEEL NEST OF THE PHOENIX
As awe-inspiring as the mythical bird after which it is named, Beijing’s Phoenix Media Center lifts China into an unprecedented era in steel innovation.
A legend comes alive
One of the busiest sports and entertainment centers in the world, the Staples Center with its saucer-shaped structure is an iconic part of the Los Angeles landscape. Here’s how KONE has helped people moving around the massive complex.
A HARMONY OF DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY
Since its launch in November 2016, Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie has come to symbolize the unique relationship between design, technology and culture.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
A glittering addition to Belfast’s newly revitalized waterfront, Titanic Belfast tells the tale of the most famous cruise liner constructed in a city long known for shipbuilding.
Prepping for the future
Thousands of buildings across Europe are being refurbished and modernized, to handle more people, operate different functionalities, and utilize more modern technology. Here’s how Germany’s Westend Gate handled this transition.