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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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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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Japanese Campaign Tries to Change Escalator Etiquette

September 1, 2015 | Categories: Elevator Education

Many people are unsure about escalator etiquette. Some think people should stand on one side so that others can walk past, while others think no one should ever walk up an escalator. People who believe riders should stand on one side disagree on which …

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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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