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  1. The World’s Fastest Elevators

    Taipei 101, Taiwan   Elevator speed: 1,010 meters per minute Building height: 509.2 meters (1,671 feet) The world’s tallest building (soon to be overtaken by the Burj Dubai), the Taipei 101 has two express elevators that together hold the all-time record for speed. Time to the 87th floor observation deck: 37 seconds. Yokohama Landmark Tower,…

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  2. The Unwritten Rules of Elevator Etiquette

    In the article below, body language expert Janine Driver explains how to make elevator rides less awkward.  For some it’s just a quick lift, but on some level, many people find the elevator to be one awkward and uncomfortable place — and not just claustrophobics. Though an elevator ride usually lasts less than 30 seconds,…

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  3. Elevator Horror

    Elevators have long inspired terror in people afraid of heights, technology and tight spaces. Realistically, we are far safer in an elevator than we are driving in a car, and as the technology has matured, the chance of any harm becoming us is extraordinarily low. Nevertheless, the possibility of being suspended indefinitely in a tiny,…

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  4. Elevator Memes

    An internet meme is a virally-transmitted cultural symbol or social idea. Below you will find a collection of memes that pertain to elevators and escalators.   

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  5. 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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