Category: Elevator

  1. Comic-Con Escalator

    Enjoy this collection of hilarious and awesome pictures of the escalator at Comic-Con.    

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  2. The Lighting Revolution

    In 2007, the Federal government passed the Energy Independence & Security Act, effectively eliminating the production of all T12 fluorescent technologies. The reasoning behind this decision was that T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts are outdated compared to the far more energy-efficient T5 technology. They determined that closing production of T12 lights would encourage commercial facilities to improve…

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  3. Animals!

    Check out this compilation of photos and videos featuring animals interacting with elevators/escalators. It was surprising difficult to find so many animal-related elevator/escalator videos, but watching a seagull try to go down the up escalator made scouring the net well worth the trouble. Enjoy!

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  4. Unique Elevators and Escalators

    These unique creations remind us of the great variation of design styles and applications in the world of elevators/escalators. Bike Escalator Shopping Cart Escalator Multi-stage Escalator Cat Elevator Hamster Elevator Wooden Escalator Glass Elevators

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  5. Floating Elevators

    Although these conceptual designs may seem like science fiction, they are actually part of a plan for a new landmark in Taichung, Taiwan. The tower, expected to be completed in two years, will stand 1,000 feet tall and will use wind turbines and solar cells as part of its energy-efficient design. Perhaps the most interesting…

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  6. World’s Largest Elevator

    Mitsubishi Electric currently holds the title for the largest elevators in the world. The five 80 passenger elevators are 11.5 ft. wide, 9.2 ft. long and 8.5 ft. tall. They boast an impressive 11, 574 lbs capacity and glass windows with a view. and are a feature of the 41-story Umeda Hanku Building in Osaka,…

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  7. Elevators and Conformity

    Sometimes people are like sheep mindlessly following along with the herd. This video demonstrates this phenomenon, and reminds us how quickly we can conform to social pressures in order to fit in. The video features experiments originally conducted in 1962 and then recreated in present day. In these experiments, people seem to change the direction…

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