Elevator Manufacturers Are Taking Innovation To New Heights For Skyscrapers
Elevator companies are taking their systems to the next level. Faster and more versatile elevators are needed to meet the demands of today's skyscraper construction projects. There were 144 buildings 200 meters (656 feet) or taller completed in 2017, the most ever in a single year, according to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Since 2013, there has been a 66 percent increase in the number of supertall buildings—those that rise 300 meters (984 feet) or higher.