JEC awards Kone ‘world’s fastest’ elevators deal for Kingdom Tower

June 8, 2014 12:36 pm

Jeddah Economic Co (JEC), owner and developer of Kingdom Tower and Kingdom City in the Saudi city of Jeddah, has awarded Kone the contract to deliver the world’s fastest and highest double-decker elevators to Kingdom Tower, Arab News has reported. Featuring Kone’s people flow solutions, the building will have the world’s fastest double deck elevators with travel speed of over 10 m/s as well as the world’s highest elevator rise at 660 meters. Kingdom Tower will house offices, a Four Seasons hotel and serviced apartments, residential apartments as well as the world’s tallest observation spot. Upon completion in 2018, the tower is expected to rise to the height of more than one kilometre.