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SkyDeck Airplane Seats Can Be Accessed by Elevator

People who like to look out the window when flying on an airplane may soon be able to have an even better view than the pilot. Windspeed, an American aerospace technology company, has developed SkyDeck. Passengers can sit inside a transparent bubble-like canopy on top of the plane and look out as they fly through [...]

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Recent Innovations in Elevator Technology

When people think about transportation infrastructure, they tend to think of roads, bridges, and railways. Vertical transportation is becoming increasingly important as cities expand. There have been several technological innovations in recent years. The Shanghai New World Daimaru Store has the largest spiral escalator in the world. The system is located in the shopping mall’s [...]

By | December 15th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Recent Innovations in Elevator Technology

Kone Opens 235-Meter Elevator Test Tower in China

Elevator maker Kone recently opened one of the tallest elevator test towers in the world. The 36-story tower is located at the Kone Park manufacturing site, engineering facility, and research and development center in the Kunshan New and Hi-Tech Industrial Development Zone in China. The tower contains 12 elevator shafts reaching 235.6 meters high. They [...]

By | December 10th, 2015|Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Kone Opens 235-Meter Elevator Test Tower in China

Scientists Might Be Able to Build a Diamond Space Elevator

Humans traveling to space have traditionally needed to have supplies sent to them from Earth. This requires the launching of rockets to space, which is very costly. Scientists around the world have been working on designing an elevator to transport humans and cargo to space. The space elevator concept calls for a 60,000-mile cable anchored [...]

By | November 30th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Scientists Might Be Able to Build a Diamond Space Elevator

ThyssenKrupp Builds Model of Multi Ropeless Elevator

ThyssenKrupp announced a year ago that it was developing the Multi elevator system, which has multiple cabins per shaft that are moved with linear motors instead of ropes. It allows cabins to move horizontally and could dramatically change the way people travel in buildings. Multi operates with a multi-level brake system and inductive power that [...]

By | November 12th, 2015|Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News|Comments Off on ThyssenKrupp Builds Model of Multi Ropeless Elevator

Pictures in Elevators Help Politician Win Elections

Authors Jacob Smith and Neil Weinberg recently published an article in which they considered the question of whether non-campaign advertising can help candidates win elections. They examined the case of Cherie Berry, the North Carolina Commissioner of Labor. Berry also supervises the Department of Elevators and Amusement Devices. After the 2004 election, she decided to [...]

By | October 6th, 2015|Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Pictures in Elevators Help Politician Win Elections

Glen Canyon Dam Elevators to Be Modernized

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $2 million contract to modernize six passenger elevators at Glen Canyon Dam and Powerplant near Page, Arizona. The project will include improvements to the two elevators that connect the Glen Canyon Dam Carl Hayden Visitor Center with the top of the dam, two elevators that connect the top [...]

By | September 22nd, 2015|Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Glen Canyon Dam Elevators to Be Modernized

Community Raises Money to Install Elevator at School for Paralyzed Girl

Addy Elkins, a second grade student at Columbia Academy in Columbia, Tennessee, was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident in 2012. She had to go outside and drive her motorized wheelchair down a hill every day to access the school’s lower level for physical education, music class, lunch, and computer class. Addy [...]

By | September 17th, 2015|Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Community Raises Money to Install Elevator at School for Paralyzed Girl

Buffalo Grain Elevators to Be Part of Public Art Exhibition

Throughout its history, the city of Buffalo, New York has been closely associated with its grain elevators. The elevators were invented in the 1840s and have come to symbolize the city’s economic ups and downs. Buffalo officials recently announced a new plan to use several historic grain elevators as part of a large public art [...]

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Lockheed Martin Working on Space Elevator Technology

Scientists have been trying for years to develop the technology required to build an elevator to space. They would like to build a tower that is anchored to the Earth and stretches beyond geosynchronous orbit. The tower would be held under tension by natural forces. Robotic climbers would be able to transport people and equipment [...]

By | September 17th, 2015|Elevators In The News|Comments Off on Lockheed Martin Working on Space Elevator Technology