Schindler escalators to keep visitors moving at Expo 2010
Swiss lift and escalator maker Schindler is to provide mobility in the most important buildings of the 2010 world exhibition in Shanghai. The crowds of visitors to China's showpiece national pavilion as well as the Expo Boulevard, the main access route of the exhibition, will be moved by 94 Schindler escalators. The most visually striking installations that Schindler is supplying for the world exhibition are two escalators, each nearly 20 meters long, to transport visitors into main exhibition space of the China pavilion.
The pavilion itself consists of a 45,000 square-meter base or "podium" topped by a magnificent roof structure of interlocking wooden beams, assembled in the traditional Chinese architectural style. The podium will be equipped with ten Schindler escalators and two moving walks.
Some 70 million people are expected to visit the Expo, which runs from May 1 until October 31, 2010. The China pavilion will afterwards be converted into a museum of Chinese history and culture; the boulevard will remain as a key axis of the city.
Schindler has a highly successful track record in providing mobility solutions for major events and exhibitions around the globe. It supplied the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium and other key infrastructure for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, the Expo 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain, and the Olympics in Athens (2004) and Sydney (2000).
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