Category: Industry News

  1. Woman video tapes elevator rescue…

    Yesterday morning, a group of 15 adults and two children squeezed into the elevator in the F train station on Roosevelt Island. And there they remained for a full hour until the FDNY came to their rescue. One commuter, an administrative assistant at a financial firm named Alexis, passed the time by tweeting about the…

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  2. Elevator Malfunction causes lawsuit:

    A Lawrence County, Ohio, couple is suing Huntington Realty Corp. and Huntington Masonic Temple Association for an elevator malfunction. On April 24, 2009, Chrystal Shepherd was in an elevator on the defendants’ property when it malfunctioned, according to a complaint filed Nov. 12 in Cabell Circuit Court. Shepherd claims the elevator fell about two stories…

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  3. Escalator has a new design:

    The escalator may soon have a bold new look. Developed by City University London professor Jack Levy, the so-called Levytator resembles a conveyor belt and is the world’s first freeform, curved escalator. How does it work? “Unlike traditional designs, where redundant steps move underneath those in use, the Levytator utilises a continuous loop of curved…

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