Schindler Elevator Corporation has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by L.F. Driscoll Construction Managers & Builders to supply and install 31 gearless high-rise elevators at Comcast Innovation and Technology Center, along with 11 mid-rise machine room-less elevators, two hydraulic elevators, and 10 escalators.
The $1.2 billion, 59-story structure, in the Center City section of Philadelphia, will be a vertical stacked campus that includes 1.3 million square feet of office space and a 222-room Four Seasons Hotel.
Once complete, the 1,121-foot tower will be the tallest building in the United States outside of New York and Chicago, as well as the largest private development project in the history of Pennsylvania.
“The Comcast Innovation & Technology Center is a prime example of the integrated, sustainable urban environments that Schindler is so proud to support,” said Greg Ergenbright, president, Schindler.
The Comcast Innovation & Technology Center is owned by a partnership of Comcast Corporation and Liberty Property Trust, and is being developed by Liberty, and was designed by renowned architect Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners.
Schindler’s high-rise passenger elevators will be equipped with a destination-dispatch system. The system has a two-way communication interface between occupants and the building’s environment and optimizes traffic flow while offering predictive call entry and personalized service. The system uses RFID technology to play a significant role in managing and controlling access within the building.
The high-rise elevator’s energy efficient design reduces energy consumption by up to 35% and produce less heat than traditional drives. The elevators also re-generate energy back into the building’s electrical system, using recovered energy to power other building demands such as lighting, air conditioning or other equipment.
The $1.2 billion Comcast Innovation & Technology Center is expected to be completed in early 2018.