If you are in the vertical transportation industry or are simply an enthusiast, and have been to YouTube recently, you have no doubt seen the thousands of elevators being filmed. The elevator filming community is very active and continues to grow. On other social media sites you can find dozens of …Read More
are the new trend in modern homes and condominiums. Before, having an elevator built into your home was more of a luxury, but with new technology and affordable prices, elevators and lifts can be installed into existing homes and be customized to match the home’s décor. But…Read More
Modern Home Décor
Years ago, were considered as a luxury item in a home. They were very expensive to install, and would require the elevator to be built with the home, meaning you had to have a brand new home in order to have a completely custom elevator. Howev…Read More
The following image comes from “Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words”, a new book written by Randall Munroe. The book explains everyday things using simple language and images. Munroe also creates comics about scientific topics on his blog xkcd. The Lifting Room is indeed an actual el…Read More
The idea for the elevator was cooked up in 2012 by a pastry assistant and a hotel manage…Read More
There is an entire culture and politics behind riding elevators and escalators. In 1999, Mitchell Rose created a computer-animated essay on the spatial politics of elevator riding. This short film won the Grand Prize for Best Short at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
The video walk…Read More
Elevators are used to travel from one floor to the next of a building. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages, and elevators are no exception. Many aren’t aware that elevators are actually the safest form of travel, but when someone becomes stuck in it, their lives may flash before their e…Read More
Can you recall Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Do you remember when Willy Wonka told Charlie all about the Wonkavator and how it was different from an ordinary elevator? The Wonkavator could travel up, down, left, right, and diagonally. The Wonkavator hasn’t been invented in real life yet, b…Read More
encourages kids to “Hold On, Lace Up, and Face Forward!” EESF recently unveiled their new safety superheroes, Safe T Riders. The characters were unveiled at the foundation’s fundraiser held at the …Read More
A patch of land was once limited by a person’s tolerance to ascend stairs. The introduction of a zippy “vertical transportation system” in the 1850s broke through that ceiling.
Elevators impacted the value of top-tier single-family homes, too.
The first residential elevator — a counterweight l…Read More