Schindler to install elevators at Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia

21 April 2015 (Last Updated April 21st, 2015 18:30)

LF Driscoll Construction Managers & Builders has awarded a contract for Schindler Elevator to supply and install high-rise elevators at the $1.2bn Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia, US.

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LF Driscoll Construction Managers & Builders has awarded a contract for Schindler Elevator to supply and install high-rise elevators at the $1.2bn Comcast Innovation and Technology Center in Philadelphia, US.

Under the terms of the contract, Schindler will supply 31 gearless Schindler 7000, 11 mid-rise machine room-less and two Schindler 330A hydraulic elevators, as well as ten Schindler 9300AE escalators.

Schindler Elevator president Greg Ergenbright said: "The Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is a prime example of the integrated, sustainable urban environments that Schindler is so proud to support.

"Schindler's proven commitment to safety, reliability and sustainability, and our innovative technology makes us an ideal choice for this cutting-edge building."

Energy-efficient Schindler 7000 custom high-rise passenger elevators are equipped with the company's PORT Technology destination-dispatch system, which has a two-way communication interface between occupants and the building's environment.

"Schindler's proven commitment to safety, reliability and sustainability, and our innovative technology makes us an ideal choice."

Schindler 7000 elevators use permanent magnet motors and power factor one drives that recover energy to improve power efficiency.

Schindler 9300 AE escalators save energy via motors and variable frequency drives, in addition to implementing energy-saving options.

Owned by a partnership of Comcast and Liberty Property Trust and designed by architect Lord Norman Foster of Foster + Partners, the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center is being developed by Liberty.

Said to be a vertical stacked campus, the 59-storey, tower has 1.3 million ft² of office space and a 222-room Four Seasons Hotel.

The centre, which is currently under construction, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018.


Image: Schindler to supply high-rise elevators at the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center. Photo: courtesy of Schindler.