For generations Otis has enabled architects and developers everywhere to imagine, design and build at the very top of the industry. As our premier high-speed, high-rise elevator system, SkyRise helps make your building a symbol of excellence for generations to come. SkyRise offers a unique combination of industry-leading technologies, flexibility in design, speed in construction, superior passenger experience and global organizational support.

Wherever your imagination takes you, SkyRise will get you there.

Flexible solutions to realize your vision

A refined passenger experience
Innovative elevator technologies
Unique capabilities that streamline construction
A dedicated global major projects team
Support you can count on through a lifetime of service

SkyRise specifications



Max rise

Max stops
Single Deck 900-5000 kg 600m*
Double Deck 2.5 - 12.5 m/s 1350 / 1350 - 2250 / 2250 kg 600m* 254
Super Double Deck 1600 / 1600 - 1800 / 1800 kg 450m

* Maximum rise may be lower for higher end of duty range. Please contact Otis for details.

Complete your building faster with SkyBuild

We know what it takes to put up a high-rise building – we’ve got years of construction experience ourselves. That’s why we created the SkyBuild™ internal construction elevator – to speed construction and save you money. The SkyBuild elevator gets crews and materials where they need to be quickly and safely, without a crane, without an external lift and without exposure to the weather. Our unique technology enables the SkyBuild elevator to climb one floor at a time as your building rises. Each jump can be accomplished between shifts, reducing the impact on other trades. And once construction is complete, your SkyBuild elevator goes directly into service as a SkyRise® elevator.

SkyBuild Specifications
Maximum speed 3.5 m/s
Maximum duty 1600 kg*
Maximum rise 300m
Minimum height of building to install 7 floors
Minimum height for each jump 1 floor
Top landing distance from climbing form 7 floors
Time required to execute jumps Between shifts
* Please contact Otis to discuss higher duty applications