Shanghai’s International Finance Center (IFC) is an architectural statement matching the city’s dramatic rise as an economic powerhouse. Customized KONE DoubleDeck elevators complement this marvel of modern engineering.


Located in the Lujiazui financial district in Pudong, the Shanghai IFC is a striking complex of three ultra-modern buildings, the tallest of which measures 260 meters. This mixed-use commercial development will host offices, two high-end hotels and one of the most exclusive shopping malls in the city. The Shanghai IFC is a landmark project not only for the city of Shanghai, but also for the developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP). Winning this high-profile contract in mainland China was a major break for the Hong Kongbased company – and an important test of its capabilities.

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Building facts

  • Completed: Tower 1 in 2009, Tower 2 scheduled for completion in 2011
  • 3 buildings: 260, 250 and 85 meters high
  • Architect: Pelli Clarke, Pelli Architects
  • Developer: Sun Hung Kai Properties (SHKP)

KONE solutions

  • 83 KONE MiniSpace™ elevators
  • 16 KONE MonoSpace® elevators
  • 4 KONE DoubleDeck elevators
  • KONE Care™ Maintenance Service

International Finance Center

  • To deliver a customized, space-efficient, high-speed solution for a high-profile landmark site on an extremely tight schedule
  • Customized design and installation of special high-speed KONE DoubleDeck elevators for both passenger and service use
  • Intensive collaboration with the customer to optimize the flow of people in the building

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