Category: Elevator

  1. Beyond the Cab

    Every elevator has a shaft that you will probably never see, unless you are an elevator mechanic or a passenger on an elevator without a SEES Enforcer. Enjoy this collection of images capturing the hidden dark side of these ubiquitous machines.        

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  2. Otherwordly Escalators in a Swedish Subway

    The escalators of the subway system in Stockholm (Sweden) are probably not what you are used to seeing on your daily commute. Many of the city’s stations have a special design that transforms a once bleak underground space into a colorful and charming feast for the eyes. Who wouldn’t want to begin the day on…

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  3. Solar-Powered Elevator

    Imagine an elevator that would never get stuck in the event of a power outage. Well, Schindler is designing a solar-powered elevator that will do just that, not to mention reduce energy consumption and be generally awesome. Read more about this collaboration between Schindler and Solar Impulse here.

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  4. Hammetschwand Elevator

    The Hammetschwand Lift is the highest exterior elevator of Europe and is located in Switzerland. It connects a spectacular rock path with the lookout point Hammetschwand on the Bürgenstock plateau overlooking Lake Lucerne. The hotel resort Buergenstock located at 847 meters a.s.l. has been a popular vacation spot since 1872. Its attractiveness was enhanced by the spectacular path along the vertical rock face and by an outdoor…

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  5. Private Car-Lifts

    Having your own residential elevator would be cool, but a private car-lift takes luxury and style to a whole new level. Check out these photos and videos of car-lifts in the homes of the affluent.  

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  6. Paternoster lifts

    A paternoster or paternoster lift is a passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments (each usually designed for two persons) that move slowly in a loop up and down inside a building without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor they like. The same technique is also used for filing cabinets to store great amounts of (paper) documents or…

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