by Brianna Crandall — February 20, 2017 — Of interest to facilities managers who are involved in a new construction project or sourcing a more efficient elevator system for an existing facility, KONE, a global provider of elevators and escalators, just announced it won an order to provide 18 elevators to what is said to be the largest high-rise development in Dallas, Texas: Park District, a 916,000-square-foot mixed-use project located at 2101 Pearl Street in downtown Dallas.
Larry Wash, executive vice president of KONE Americas, stated:
To help ensure a safe and comfortable ride, KONE is driving global innovation with our Smart Building solutions, such as KONE Destination. Unlike conventional elevator control systems, which only register the desired travel direction, KONE Destination incorporates the desired floors and the number of waiting passengers to significantly improve elevator convenience and efficiency. We are proud to be selected as the elevator solutions provider to what is sure to be a unique landmark in Dallas.
Park District consists of a 19-story shell office building with four additional garage levels below grade, as well as a 32-story luxury residential tower, ground-floor retail, and five-story above-grade parking garage overlooking the award-winning Klyde Warren Park. Additionally, the project includes finished amenity space for the apartments, landscaping and shell retail spaces.
The project is developed by Trammell Crow Company (TTC) and joint venture partner Metlife, Inc., and is designed by Dallas-based HKS Architects. Future tenants of Park District include Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) and High Street Residential, TCC’s residential subsidiary.
To ensure the safest and most comfortable travel between floors, KONE says it will provide the following solutions to Park District:
- Ten KONE MiniSpace elevators, which offer a versatile elevator solution with a compact machine room ideal for offices, hotels and residential buildings.
- Six KONE MonoSpace elevators, the newest line of KONE elevators available in the USA, which command excellent energy efficiency with regenerative drive technology, LED lighting and advanced standby options.
- Two KONE EcoSpace elevators, an industry-leading machine room-less (MRL) elevator and an ideal low-rise solution that is both space and energy efficient.
Nine of the elevator units will be equipped with KONE Destination, an innovative elevator control system engineered to dramatically increase the elevator system’s ability to handle the traffic flow in high-rise buildings. Rather than press a traditional up and down button, the passenger selects their destination using a destination operating panel in the lobby and is then intelligently guided to a designated elevator car, reducing wait times and unnecessary stops.
For more information, visit the KONE Web site or click on the specific product pages above.