The Eiffel Tower is the most important landmark in Paris and is a symbol for the country of France around the world. It is visited by 6 million people annually.
As the tower was being built by Gustav Eiffel for the 1889 World Expo, specialists from Switzerland were already on the job: engineer Maurice Koechlin was in charge of the design and calculations for the 10,000 ton steel colossus.
Over the next few years the two hydraulic elevators from the early days are scheduled for a complete overhaul. The new elevator cabins will be supplied by GANGLOFF.
- 2 passenger cabins and an equipment cabin made of special, premium quality light-weight metal profile sections. Most of the joints are bolted and riveted together.
- The parts will be delivered individually because an assembled cabin will not fit through the gridwork structure of the Eiffel Tower. Final assembly will therefore take place in the tower.
- Air conditioning provided by custom-made units mounted on the back walls of the cabins. These units are readily accessible from inside the cabins for maintenance.
- Floating floor with scales.
- Electrically operated sliding doors with a closing system compliant with the provisions of the strictest elevator standards.
- Design adapted to the present cabins at the customer‘s request.
|Customer||Eiffel Tower Operating Co. (SETE) Baudin Chateauneuf|
|Distance||Ground floor - 2nd story|
West Pillar 2010
East Pillar 2014
|Capacity||2 x 56 passengers|
|Slope||54° - 76°|
|Door opening clearance||1'450 mm|
|Floor area of a cabin||3'400 x 3'500 mm|
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