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Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a safety manager in today’s elevator industry? Well, we can tell you it’s a position that frequently doesn’t get the level of respect it deserves. At times, it is put to the side until something unfortunate happens. We would like to [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Elevator World
Table 1: NYC elevator fatalities, 1870-1894
This is the first of two articles that will examine elevator safety in the U.S. between 1870 and 1920. This month’s focus is on accident reporting and statistics; next month’s article will address accident causes. The impetus for this investigation was the recent acquisition of a short, 32-page pamphlet with a [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Elevator World
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Nestled on a street known as Apple of Discord in Barcelona, Spain, Casa Batlló is a house borne of romance and imagination. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect active in the early 1900s who arguably shares more with the folk artist than the traditional architect. Gaudí pioneered [...]
Mon, Feb 18, 2019
Source: Elevator World
Late last year, Hamburg, Germany-based global data provider Emporis revealed a supertall tower with the world's fastest elevators as its 2017 Skyscraper of the Year: Lotte World Tower in Seoul. With an array of impressive and record-breaking features, Lotte World Tower is familiar to readers of ELEVATOR WORLD: Its vertical-transportation system [...]
Tue, Feb 05, 2019
Source: Elevator World
EW is pleased to present the 2019 Project of the Year contest winners in this issue. We received many outstanding entries in all nine categories. Judges scrutinized each entry and, again, had difficult decisions to make. Each entry exemplified team members joining together to overcome challenges, while being focused and [...]
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
Source: Elevator World
Figure 1: Invalid lift, Sedgwick Machine Works (1907)
by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent The invalid lift, a hand-powered elevator system introduced in the mid 1800s, was designed for use in residential settings by persons with disabilities (ELEVATOR WORLD, December 2018). By the end of the 19th century, numerous elevator and dumbwaiter manufacturers marketed these lifts, and they remained [...]
Tue, Jan 22, 2019
Source: Elevator World
Figure 1: Paul W. Leffler’s electromagnetic elevator: car top with front and side car elevations
In the closing decade of the 19th century, two American engineers independently explored using electromagnets as a means of powering elevators. These efforts, when considered in the context of the development of the linear- induction motor, reveal that, as is the case with elevators designed to move vertically and horizontally, [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Source: Elevator World
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New, carefully applied technology blends with the 1930s aesthetics of a Helsinki heritage building. A one-of-a-kind building opened in the heart of Helsinki in 1936. Dubbed “Lasipalatsi,” Finnish for “glass palace,” the clean, minimalist structure in the Streamline Moderne style has hosted restaurants, exhibition halls and offices.[1] It has included the [...]
Mon, Nov 19, 2018
Source: Elevator World
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Introduction and Credits This article is based on an unpublished paper, “Intent of Specifications for Harmonized Dispatching — Groups of Passenger Elevators/Lifts for Office Buildings” by Barker Mohandas, LLC, and our prior project specifications covering such designs. Our designs as covered herein are now published for use without any restrictions from [...]
Fri, Nov 16, 2018
Source: Elevator World
by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent London is filled with architectural, cultural, historical and technological treasures. One such treasure is in the Mayfair neighborhood at 21 Albemarle Street. There, visitors will find the Royal Institution of Great Britain, more commonly known as the Royal Institution (RI). Founded on March 7, 1799, [...]
Mon, Oct 15, 2018
Source: Elevator World
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