Later this year, the new 459-ft-tall East Side Tower in Berlin, Germany, will be the first building in the world to install an elevator system that travels both vertically and horizontally.

OVG Real Estate and FREO Group, the building’s developers, are working in partnership with thyssenkrupp, one of the world’s largest industrial groups, whose thyssenkrupp Elevator division has devised MULTI, the first cable-free elevator that moves sideways as well as up and down.