KONE announced last week that the company won an order to provide 18 elevators to Park District, a 916,000-square foot mixed-use project at 2101 Pearl St. in downtown Dallas.
"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," said Larry Wash, executive vice president of KONE Americas.
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 parking garage above grade overlooking 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 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and High Street Residential, TCC's residential subsidiary.
To ensure the safest and most comfortable travel in between floors, KONE will provide the following solutions to Park District: 10 KONE MiniSpace elevators; six KONE MonoSpace elevators, the company’s newest line; two KONE EcoSpace elevators; and nine of the elevators will be equipped with KONE Destination, an innovative elevator control system which increases 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.