A Spectacular New Skyscraper For Paris


The Paris district “La Defense” will become home to a spectacular new skyscraper, featuring thyssenkrupp’s unique TWIN elevators with two cabins instead of just one moving in the same shaft. thyssenkrupp Elevator will deliver twelve TWIN elevator systems, a technology that increases transport capacity and improves energy efficiency. Applying the TWIN frees up floor space, as this technology transports more people without increasing the number of elevator shafts. The new tower will also include another twelve conventional elevators and escalators.

With a height of 220 metres, Hekla Tower will rise into the sky and enlighten the metropolitan skyline with an architectural highlight. Designed by the renowned architect Jean Nouvel, the spectacular building will become an iconic feature in the redesign of the district – including a green footpath modelled on the famous High Line in New York City. The construction is scheduled for completion by 2022.

“The forward-looking concept of the TWIN solution played a decisive role in the development of the project, as it perfectly accommodates the tower’s high standards and demanding transport capacity, without occupying additional floor-space with more elevator shafts,” comments Peter Walker, CEO of thyssenkrupp Elevator.