Gustav Wolf ropes for the new Z15 high-rise giants in Beijing

Record in Beijing

The tallest building in the giant metropolis of Beijing is currently under construction. „Z15“ will be  528 meters high and have 108 floors. The elevators are conveyed using Gustav Wolf ropes. The skyscraper’s unusual shape is inspired by the ancient Chinese “Zun” wine vessel.


The multifunctional building, which is being built in the midst of the expansion of Beijing’s business district, will replace China World Tower as the tallest building. It consists of seven underground floors and a mega tower, which houses a total of 350,000 m² of office space, a private club and an observation deck. The gently curving vertical shape of the tower has a very modern and elegant feel; maximum use is made of the floor space on the building’s upper floors and the shape of the lower section of the tower ensures static stability. A completely strutted steel frame and a concrete core ensure the lateral load capacity of the skyscraper, which is being built in a highly seismic zone and will be completed in 2018. The contracts each comprise 6 x 1,700 m 16 mm F10 track ropes, 6 x 1,400 m 16 mm F7 counterbalance ropes and 1 x 1,000 m 9.5 mm F10 governor ropes. The F10 track ropes are manufactured in Gütersloh.