Category: Escalator

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Escalator Spinning

    What is escalator spinning? Read this interesting article from knowyourmeme.com to find out. Remember, escalator spinning is dangerous and should not be attempted. Escalator Spin (also known as “Escalopter”) is a series of YouTube videos featuring individuals lying down in between two escalator rails moving in opposite direction, which results in perpetual rotation of the subject…

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  4. In Memory of William C. Sturgeon

    William C. Sturgeon, legend of the elevator industry and founder of Elevator World Magazine, passed away on October 11th at the age of 95. You can read about his life and career in this article, as well as in his memoir, More Ups Than Downs. His obituary can also be viewed here. William C. Sturgeon…

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  5. Extraordinary Escalators

    Enjoy these images of some of the most impressive and interesting escalators in the world. Umeda Sky Building in Osaka, Japan These extraordinarily long escalators are from the 7th tallest building in Osaka City, Japan.   Angel Tube Station  This escalator in a London Underground station is possibly the longest in Western Europe. It stretches…

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