Category: Industry News

  1. Elevators in Video Games

    Vertical transportation is a common element of many video games. These screenshots depict a diverse range of elevators and movable platforms as they are featured in popular video game titles.  

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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 The reasoning behind this decision was that T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts are outdated compared to the far more energy-efficient T5 technology.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. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Trapped in an Elevator for 41 Hours

    In 1999, New York resident Nicholas White was trapped an elevator in the McGraw-Hill Building (Midtown Manhattan) for a total of 41 hours. In 2008, The New Yorker magazine uploaded a video to YouTube featuring the sped-up surveillance footage of the incident, accompanied by the song “The Storm Begins” by Jennifer Haines. When the video…

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  8. Gangnam Style Elevator

    Try to spot the elevator in this hilarious and massively popular K-pop video by South Korean rapper Psy. The song is called Gangnam Style and it currently holds the record for most liked video on YouTube. The video has over 359 million views, and has achieved international popularity, spawning countless parodies and reaction videos. Enjoy…

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  9. Funny Elevator & Escalator Pictures

    Here are some hilarious images involving escalators and elevators. Look closely…you might be missing something.                                

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