Category: SEES Team

  1. Before There Were Elevators…

    There was the Paternoster. First built in 1884 by the Dartford, England engineering firm of J & E Hall Ltd., The Paternoster, or Paternoster lift is similar to that of an escalator. It’s made up of several open compartments designed to carry 1-2 people that travel around a loop within a building without stopping. It travels…

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  2. THE STRANGEST ELEVATORS IN THE WORLD!

      If you think that elevators are just a boring means of transportation… think again! Ranging from a transparent elevator in the middle of an aquarium to a bar-elevator combo located in the world’s largest cruise ship, these are no ordinary elevators! Click here to check out the strangest elevators in the world!

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  3. MUSEUM OPENS IN AN OLD FREIGHT ELEVATOR!

    The NYC indie film group Red Bucket Films opened their new museum, called Museum, inside a freight elevator off Cortlandt Alley in Tribeca. Members of the Red Bucket Films are Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie and Alex Kalman. Museum consists of 80 square feet of display space and showcases personal and found objects collected from all…

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  4. A Race To The Top: The World’s Tallest Building And Fastest Elevator

    Anything you can do I can do better… that seems to be the case for the the world’s tallest building and the fastest elevators! Currently, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which was completed in 2010 holds the record at 2716 feet. However, the Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia which began construction this January and is scheduled to…

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  5. 28 Passengers rescued from a stalled elevator:

    The YouTube video shows 28 passengers were packed into the elevator at the 181st Street station in Washington Heights for the Number 1 train Friday night. The elevator’s shaft runs 103 feet from the platform to the street and the passengers were left stranded about halfway through. The video shows firefighters trying to calm some…

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