Category: Industry News

  1. The Nation’s First Elevator Museum

    Patrick Carrajat, a retired elevator executive, has opened the nation’s first elevator museum in Long Island City, New York. The 700 square foot facility holds rare artifacts like a steam pressure gauge from the late 19th century, as well as advertising and other elevator-themed curiosities. Carrajat aims to preserve a history he feels is disappearing….

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  2. Space Elevator Project Shoots for the Moon

    LiftPort Group, a company lead by former NASA researcher Michael Laine, is currently raising money for an exciting project: a space elevator on the moon. Men of science and imagination, like author Arthur C. Clark, have been discussing the idea of an elevator in space for over sixty years. Unfortunately, a host of complications, such…

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  3. Elevator of the Future: Space Elevator

    According to The Daily Yomiuri, Tokyo construction company, Obayashi Corporation, hopes to construct a space elevator by 2050. The space lift would carry passengers and cargo along a carbon nanotube ribbon from a terrestrial terminal to a spaceport nearly a quarter of the way to the moon. Sounds crazy right? Here’s how it works: at the end of…

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  4. A need for fire sensors in all elevators:

    Investigators say a deadly weekend high-rise fire in Lakeview spread because a couple propped open their apartment door so the family cat could escape. The fire started in the couple’s apartment at 3130 N. Lake Shore Dr., and though they escaped with their dog, they left open their door for their cat. The building’s doors…

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  5. Bogota, Colombia builds outdoor escalator for residents…

    For generations, the 12,000 residents of Medellin’s tough Comuna 13, which clings to the side of a steep hillside, have had to climb hundreds of large steps authorities say is the same as going up a 28-story building. Now they can ride an escalator Medellin’s mayor says is the first massive, outdoor public escalator for…

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  6. Space elevator in the comics!

    Marvel Comics’ latest X-Men spin-off, X-Club, sees the team’s science crew, and that spotlight shows them teaming up with a corporation to launch the world’s first space elevator, a fictional device Google wants to make a reality. Google’s is not the first space elevator endeavor. The celestial lifts trace their origins to Russian scientist Konstantin…

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  7. A look into the future:

    The big problem for builders of luxury homes in the cities where wealthy people choose to live is the sheer lack of space, especially for parking a small fleet of vehicles. Which is why one Miami Beach condo developer plans to build a new skyscraper with a robotic parking deck built in. Read the full…

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  8. American Museum of Natural History Highlights Lunar Elevator:

    Artist Rendition of Space Elevator   NEW YORK – A new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History will highlight some of the cutting-edge space technology in hand or under way, from a rover that looks for life on Mars to an elevator that rises into space from the moon. The exhibit opening Saturday…

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  9. Elevator Safety Campaign For Youngsters:

    NEW YORK CITY — The Department of Buildings (DOB) has launched the 8th Annual National Elevator-Escalator Safety Awareness Week in the city. Buildings Commissioner Robert LiMandri said that as part of the program, the department’s Elevators Unit will teach more than 1,700 first-, second- and third-graders in the five boroughs how to stay safe when…

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  10. Lady Liberty getting a lift…

    The challenges to installing three elevators within the Statue of Liberty are monumental. The statue is on an island so everything must be taken over by boat; it’s a beloved landmark so the utmost care must be taken at all times; it’s base is an historic fort that is an important site in its own…

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