Category: Elevators In The News

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Lockheed Martin Working on Space Elevator Technology

September 17, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

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 n …

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Venture Capital Firm Creates Elevator Pitch Room

August 27, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

An elevator pitch is a short description of a company’s products, goals, and mission that can be delivered to someone during a brief elevator ride. Venture capital firm General Catalyst took the idea literally and decided to create a room specifically …

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Germans Fight to Keep Paternoster Elevators

August 18, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Legislation in Germany that would have banned the use of traditional paternoster elevators was defeated after a public outcry. The new workplace safety regulations said that paternosters could only be used by employees who had received training in how …

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Company Gets Patent for Space Elevator

August 11, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

The idea of creating an elevator to transport people and vehicles to space was proposed by Konstantin Tsiolkovsky in 1895. Rockets are difficult to launch off the surface of the Earth due to gravity and air resistance. The space elevator idea would att …

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IGV Opens Showroom in Miami

July 16, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

Italian elevator maker IGV, which created the DomusLift, a high-end home elevator, opened a new showroom in Miami, Florida in December, its first in the United States. DomusLifts are well known for their quality Italian craftsmanship.   Over 30,00 …

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Porsche Design Tower in Miami Will Have Elevators for Cars

July 1, 2015 | Categories: Elevators In The News

The Porsche Design Tower in Sunny Isles Beach in Miami will have a unique feature when construction is completed. Three elevators will transport vehicles straight to garages in each condominium in the luxury development.   Residents will be able t …

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