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Bahrain's twisted United Tower fitted with Thyssenkrupp lifts

Two escalators and 16 elevators installed for architecturally complex Manama building

Twisting Tower, formally known as United Tower, offers 360° views of Manama and is Bahrain's sixth-tallest building.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Twisting Tower, formally known as United Tower, offers 360° views of Manama and is Bahrain's sixth-tallest building.

Bahrain Bay’s Twisting Tower, more formally known as United Tower, has a brand new elevator system after German company Thyssenkrupp completed its work on the Manama building. 

Two escalators and 16 elevators have been installed within the 47-floor project, Bahrain’s sixth-tallest building that offers 360° views of Manama. The elevators have a maximum speed of up to 3.5m/s. 

Thyssenkrupp’s order for the 200m-tall United Tower marks its largest ever in the kingdom. United Tower includes, in addition to a 26,000m2 office space, the Wyndham Grand Manama hotel. The 19-floor hotel comprises 263 guest rooms, plus a 900m2 ballroom. 

Commenting on the contract, Thyssenkrupp Elevator’s recently appointed chief executive officer, Peter Walker, said: “Thyssenkrupp Elevator is a global player, but also focused on special customer requirements, and we are very proud to have been selected to contribute to this unique project. 

“The United Tower in Bahrain is an architectural icon and a potential preview of how urban lifestyle will look like in the future. We are firmly established in the Middle East region and the preferred partner especially for infrastructure projects.” 

The German elevator company’s project portfolio in the Middle East includes Latifah Tower in Dubai, CMA Tower in Riyadh, United Tower in Jeddah, and NBK’s headquarters in Kuwait. It has also delivered its products for airports in Dubai, Cairo, Riyadh, and Madinah, as well as Cairo Metro and Riyadh Metro.

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