Tag Archive: elevator

  1. Underground Bicycle Garage with an Elevator

    Bicycles are a widely used form of transportation in Tokyo, Japan. However, parked bicycles take up a great deal of public space that could otherwise be used for pedestrian foot traffic. A shortage of bicycle parking spaces leads to illegal parking and further congestion. To address this problem, a construction company called Giken has designed…

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Animals!

    Check out this compilation of photos and videos featuring animals interacting with elevators/escalators. It was surprising difficult to find so many animal-related elevator/escalator videos, but watching a seagull try to go down the up escalator made scouring the net well worth the trouble. Enjoy!

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  5. Floating Elevators

    Although these conceptual designs may seem like science fiction, they are actually part of a plan for a new landmark in Taichung, Taiwan. The tower, expected to be completed in two years, will stand 1,000 feet tall and will use wind turbines and solar cells as part of its energy-efficient design. Perhaps the most interesting…

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  6. Elevators and Conformity

    Sometimes people are like sheep mindlessly following along with the herd. This video demonstrates this phenomenon, and reminds us how quickly we can conform to social pressures in order to fit in. The video features experiments originally conducted in 1962 and then recreated in present day. In these experiments, people seem to change the direction…

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  7. 9 Steps for Surviving in a Stalled Elevator

      Elevators are incredibly dependable machines, but occasionally, as with any technology, mechanics malfunction and normal operations are disrupted. Typically, this takes the form of a “stuck” elevator. While such issues are usually resolved quickly, being stranded on an elevator is an inconvenience, not to mention a potentially frightening experience. The following steps outline the…

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