More construction hours have been approved by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners for the county’s tallest tower - and the tallest of its kind in the U.S. - by thyssenkrupp at The Battery Atlanta, including past 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and the addition of Sundays. Courtesy of Cobb County

Construction hours added for Cobb’s tallest tower

Construction hours for the tallest office tower in Cobb County will be extended past 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays with the addition of Sunday.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 Sept. 11 to approve the extra construction hours for the two new office towers on the south side of Circle 75 at the intersection with Heritage Court and across from The Battery Atlanta on I-285.

Previously, the construction hours were 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays with no Sundays.

However, how late on those days and the Sunday hours are not known, according to Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt in a Sept. 13 message to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Thyssenkrupp is bringing its new headquarters for thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas and an estimated 863 new jobs to the Cumberland area.

Construction of the new offices and an approximately 420-foot-tall elevator test tower is expected to be completed by early 2022, according to a July thyssenkrupp news release.

The tower will be the tallest of its kind in the U.S. and one of the tallest in the world.

With 18 shafts, the Innovation complex test tower can be used to trial new concepts and product pilots, including high-speed elevators, the two-cabins-per-shaft elevator system, TWIN, and the world’s first ropeless and sideways-moving elevator system, MULTI - the company’s third test tower along with those in Germany and China.

By early 2019, Atlanta will be home to the first TWIN elevator system in North America with two cars arranged on top of each other, operating independently in a single shaft, and installed in the Coda Building at Georgia Tech.

“This complex will reshape the Atlanta skyline and be a point of pride for Cobb County and our region,” said Mike Plant, president and CEO of the Atlanta Braves Development Company which is developing the office tower, in the thyssenkrupp statement.

Thyssenkrupp Elevator Americas has more than 230 branch and service locations - along with a LEED Gold-certified manufacturing facility in Middleton, Tennessee - and 15,000 of 20,000 employees based in North America.

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