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Why double decker lifts are a rising trend

August 02, 2022

Stantec’s Mark Randle speaks with the Property Council of Australia about why double decker lifts are a rising trend

As urbanisation continues at pace, developers are taking a second look at double-deck lifts.

There are 18 million elevators and escalators around the world, but few people recognise their transformational role in cities. Before Otis installed the first passenger lift in 1857, the height of a building was limited to the willingness of humans to scale its stairs.

Today, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa stretches to 163 storeys and 830 metres high. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat holds a database of more than 40,000 projects.

Elevating people hundreds of metres into the sky takes specialist skills. As our cities expand upwards, vertical transportation experts enhance the user experience and return on investment.

Double-deck lifts are not new, but the technology has been modernised and several new Australian projects have demonstrated their feasibility to the market.

Read the full article in Property Australia.

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