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Going up: Elevator technology is reaching new heights in skyscrapers across the globe

Here's a look at the firms revolutionizing vertical travel
By Ben Heitmann | March 12, 2018 08:00AM

During the next two years alone, 187 skyscrapers are expected to pop up across the globe — each of which will rise 820 feet in the air. As developers look to build taller and taller, some elevator companies are exploring ways to revolutionize vertical travel.

A recent report by Bloomberg examined new technologies addressing speed, capacity and, in some cases, direction in skyscrapers of the future. In this video, The Real Deal looks at the go-to technology that’s being engineered by some of the world’s leading elevator firms.

Video produced by Ben Heitmann and Jhila Farzaneh.