At night it's always relatively quiet on the line. Not so in the night from last Tuesday to Wednesday. Because there was a lot going on around the shopping centre MyZeil. The reason was the delivery of two new escalators, which were brought to the 4th floor with a crane. These escalators are part of the big redesign of the 4th floor of MyZeil, which will be transformed into the FOODTOPIA in the coming months (we had reported this to you HERE)
The new escalators are supposed to take visitors from the 4th floor via the 3rd to the 2nd floor in less than 120 seconds and then back via the existing escalators to the ground floor to the Zeil exit.
From 8 p.m. the Zeil in the area in front of the MyZeil shopping centre was already closed, so that a mobile crane with a load capacity of 90 tonnes could be erected first. The escalators were installed from midnight until around 8 a.m. in the early morning. The two 7.5-ton escalators were lifted into the 4th floor with 15 people and an elaborate static concept, whereby interventions had to be made in the shell of the building.
The producer and supplier of the two escalators is Thyssenkrupp from Hamburg. The final insertion of the escalators into the respective projectile will take place in the next weeks/months. Commissioning of the two escalators is scheduled for the 4th quarter. With this functional measure a further milestone could be created, before in November the work in the ground floor will be finished, as well as new WC plants in the 2nd floor will be finished. The overall completion of the new food and entertainment destination is scheduled for April 2019.