Tag Archive: elevators

  1. Elevators in Television Ads

    This is a collection of television ads from various countries. All of these ads feature elevators. Be warned, some of these commercials are slightly risque. Enjoy!     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLbIaFP2WAA     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78MrxYh8Cg8                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k61aBEZ5PZ8   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mJXctrduAY  

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  2. In Memory of William C. Sturgeon

    William C. Sturgeon, legend of the elevator industry and founder of Elevator World Magazine, passed away on October 11th at the age of 95. You can read about his life and career in this article, as well as in his memoir, More Ups Than Downs. His obituary can also be viewed here. William C. Sturgeon…

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  3. Trapped in an Elevator for 41 Hours

    In 1999, New York resident Nicholas White was trapped an elevator in the McGraw-Hill Building (Midtown Manhattan) for a total of 41 hours. In 2008, The New Yorker magazine uploaded a video to YouTube featuring the sped-up surveillance footage of the incident, accompanied by the song “The Storm Begins” by Jennifer Haines. When the video…

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  4. Tallest Skyscrapers in the World

    Without elevators, skyscrapers would be useless heaps of steel and cement. But with elevators, skyscrapers are masterpieces of modern engineering that maximize space with their great verticality and serve as a symbols of economic power. Let’s take a look at the world’s tallest skyscrapers–and remember that these buildings house some of the world’s tallest elevators….

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  5. SEES Celebrates 150 Blog Entries: How Elevators Work

    We have been on quite a journey through the world of elevators in this blog. We have explored elevator history, news, entertainment and technological developments. But one important aspect of these efficient and ingenious machines that we have not yet covered is how elevators actually work. Today, in celebration of 150 fascinating blog entries, we…

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  6. Before There Were Elevators…

    There was the Paternoster. First built in 1884 by the Dartford, England engineering firm of J & E Hall Ltd.,┬áThe 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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