Tag Archive: elevators

  1. Fantastic Paternosters and Where to Find Them

    Paternosters may look like something out of Hogwarts, but they are a real invention and some are still in operation today. A paternoster is a door-less passenger elevator consisting of compartments attached to continuous chains and moving slowly in a loop without stopping. Passengers can step on or off at any floor. The construction of new paternosters was…

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  2. Ten Extreme Skyscrapers And Their Super Fast Elevators

    It seems that skyscrapers are getting taller and taller. Here is a look at 10 skyscrapers which are scheduled to grace skylines around the world by 2020 or before (some are already complete). With each picture is a breakdown of the number of elevators each building is designed to feature, along with their projected speed….

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. The Lighting Revolution

    In 2007, the Federal government passed the Energy Independence & Security Act, effectively eliminating the production of all T12 fluorescent technologies. The reasoning behind this decision was that T12 lamps and magnetic ballasts are outdated compared to the far more energy-efficient T5 technology. They determined that closing production of T12 lights would encourage commercial facilities to improve…

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  6. TJ Elevator Fan

    This video tells the heartwarming story of TJ “Elevator Fan,” a young boy with cerebral palsy who has a great passion for elevators. TJ has his own website and his own youtube page featuring over a thousand videos.    

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