The test tower is part of Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new North American headquarters at The Battery Atlanta.Slip-form construction was used to create the core of the tower at a rate of more than 2.1m per day.

The Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC) and adjacent Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) are on schedule for completion in 2021 with final move-in by early 2022.“The completion of the IQC slip-form process is an important moment in our company’s history as it not only symbolises a brighter future for our organization and the local community, but will be a beacon of engineering excellence that will help transform an industry in need of modern innovations,” said Thyssenkrupp Elevator CEO Peter Walker.

Slipform had also been used for Thyssenkrupp’s 244m-tall elevator test tower in Rottweil, Germany, though is relatively rare in the USA.Construction of thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new test tower, including the slipform construction, is being handled by its general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie. Subcontractor Gleitbau – Salzburg provided the design, engineering and oversight over the slipform construction process.