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  1. Solar-Powered Elevator

    Imagine an elevator that would never get stuck in the event of a power outage. Well, Schindler is designing a solar-powered elevator that will do just that, not to mention reduce energy consumption and be generally awesome. Read more about this collaboration between Schindler and Solar Impulse here.

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  2. Hammetschwand Elevator

    The Hammetschwand Lift is the highest exterior elevator of Europe and is located in Switzerland. It connects a spectacular rock path with the lookout point Hammetschwand on the Bürgenstock plateau overlooking Lake Lucerne. The hotel resort Buergenstock located at 847 meters a.s.l. has been a popular vacation spot since 1872. Its attractiveness was enhanced by the spectacular path along the vertical rock face and by an outdoor…

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  3. Elevators of Disney

    Check out these photos and videos of elevators from Disney theme parks, resorts and cruise ships.  

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  4. Private Car-Lifts

    Having your own residential elevator would be cool, but a private car-lift takes luxury and style to a whole new level. Check out these photos and videos of car-lifts in the homes of the affluent.  

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  5. Paternoster lifts

    A paternoster or paternoster lift is a passenger elevator which consists of a chain of open compartments (each usually designed for two persons) that move slowly in a loop up and down inside a building without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor they like. The same technique is also used for filing cabinets to store great amounts of (paper) documents or…

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  6. Incline Elevators

    An incline elevator is an elevator that runs on an angle rather than straight up and down. Check out some videos of these fascinating machines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EcmpaaeysA  

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  7. Zhangjiajie Bailong Elevator

      Zhangjiajie Bailong Elevator (Chinese百龙电梯), is a glass elevator built on the side of a huge rock in the Wulingyuan in Zhangjiajie, China,1070 ft (330m) high. The construction of the Bailong lift began in October 1999, and was open to the public in 2002. Claimed to be the world’s tallest glass elevator, Bailong Elevator is…

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  8. 36 Ways to Annoy People on an Elevator

    1. Grimace painfully while smacking your forehead and muttering “Shut up, all of you, just shut up!” 2. Crack open your briefcase or purse, and while peering inside, ask, “Got enough air in there? 3. Stand silently and motionless in the corner, facing the wall, without getting off. 4. Try to make personal calls on…

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