thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new North American HQ, including the tallest test tower in the Western Hemisphere, closes in on completion near Atlanta

by Kaija Wilkinson

thyssenkrupp Elevator Vice President of Engineering Steve Allen and your author are among the countless people dreaming of a day when coronavirus isn’t at the forefront of our thoughts. We long for a time when travel can resume, and we’re free to visit and enjoy all corners of our wonderful elevator world. A key, new part of that world is well on its way to becoming reality: thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new North American headquarters, featuring the corporate headquarters (CHQ), business headquarters (BHQ) and the Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC), including the tallest test tower in the Western Hemisphere, at The Battery Atlanta, a mixed-use development aimed at fans of the Atlanta Braves National League Baseball team. The 420-ft-tall tower marked a milestone earlier this year when its concrete core was completed ahead of schedule. Using a process known as slip-form that involves a moving formwork into which concrete is continuously poured to create vertical walls, the core was finished in 57 days.