Category: Elevators In The News

Scientists Might Be Able to Build a Diamond Space Elevator

November 30, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

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 hum …

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ThyssenKrupp Builds Model of Multi Ropeless Elevator

November 12, 2015 | Categories: Commercial Elevators, Elevators In The News

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 peop …

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Pictures in Elevators Help Politician Win Elections

October 6, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

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 …

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Glen Canyon Dam Elevators to Be Modernized

September 22, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

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 Hayd …

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Community Raises Money to Install Elevator at School for Paralyzed Girl

September 17, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

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 lev …

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Buffalo Grain Elevators to Be Part of Public Art Exhibition

September 17, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

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 ne …

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