thyssenkrupp Elevator and Brasfield & Gorrie reach topping-out milestone on exterior structure of 420-foot-tall test tower in Atlanta

October 19, 2020

A steel beam, topped with a tree, being lifted to the top of a building that's under construction

thyssenkrupp Elevator has completed construction on the exterior of its 420-foot-tall Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC), which will be home to the tallest elevator test tower in the Western Hemisphere, as the building reached its topping-out point at The Battery Atlanta.

The milestone brings the vertical transportation leader one step closer to completion of its new North American headquarters. The three-building headquarters will also include the adjacent Corporate Headquarters (CHQ) and the Business Headquarters (BHQ) located in nearby Pennant Park. The CHQ is on track for completion in 2021. Meanwhile, thyssenkrupp Elevator employees began moving into the BHQ in March 2019.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the IQC was held in April 2019, while slip-form construction on the IQC began in January 2020 and was completed in only 56 days by general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie.

“We are grateful to thyssenkrupp Elevator for the opportunity to work on the unique Innovation and Qualification Center project,” says Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager Ben Norton. “thyssenkrupp Elevator is making a significant investment that will impact our Cobb County community’s future economy, and Brasfield & Gorrie is committed to supporting our client’s vision with the successful completion of this iconic project.”

Learn more in a press release from thyssenkrupp Elevator.