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  • Affordable Elevators for Your Commercial Property - Elevation LU/LA

    10 Feb 2016
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    are the new trend in modern homes and condominiums. Before, having an elevator built into your home was more of a luxury, but with new technology and affordable prices, elevators and lifts can be installed into existing homes and be customized to match the home’s décor. But…

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  • Why Residential Elevators and Lifts?

    26 Jan 2016
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    Modern Home Décor

    Years ago, were considered as a luxury item in a home. They were very expensive to install, and would require the elevator to be built with the home, meaning you had to have a brand new home in order to have a completely custom elevator. Howev…

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  • The Lifting Room - Also Known as "The Elevator"

    29 Dec 2015
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    The following image comes from “Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words”, a new book written by Randall Munroe. The book explains everyday things using simple language and images. Munroe also creates comics about scientific topics on his blog xkcd. The Lifting Room is indeed an actual el…

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  • Catch the Gingerbread Express Lift if You Can!

    21 Dec 2015
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    The idea for the elevator was cooked up in 2012 by a pastry assistant and a hotel manage…

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  • Welcome to Elevator World – Video Essay by Mitchell Rose

    14 Dec 2015
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    There is an entire culture and politics behind riding elevators and escalators. In 1999, Mitchell Rose created a computer-animated essay on the spatial politics of elevator riding. This short film won the Grand Prize for Best Short at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.

    The video walk…

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  • Lifehack - 6 Things You Should Do if You Get Stuck in an Elevator

    30 Nov 2015
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    Elevators are used to travel from one floor to the next of a building. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages, and elevators are no exception. Many aren’t aware that elevators are actually the safest form of travel, but when someone becomes stuck in it, their lives may flash before their e…

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  • Blog Topic: The Future of Rope-Less Elevators

    23 Nov 2015
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    Can you recall Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory? Do you remember when Willy Wonka told Charlie all about the Wonkavator and how it was different from an ordinary elevator? The Wonkavator could travel up, down, left, right, and diagonally. The Wonkavator hasn’t been invented in real life yet, b…

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  • EESF Launched New Elevator Safety Campaign

    28 Oct 2015
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    encourages kids to “Hold On, Lace Up, and Face Forward!” EESF recently unveiled their new safety superheroes, Safe T Riders. The characters were unveiled at the foundation’s fundraiser held at the

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  • Private Residential Elevators Are On the Rise

    22 Oct 2015
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    A patch of land was once limited by a person's tolerance to ascend stairs. The introduction of a zippy "vertical transportation system" in the 1850s broke through that ceiling.

    Elevators impacted the value of top-tier single-family homes, too.

    The first residential elevator -- a counterweight l…

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  • A Lift Fit For A King

    09 Oct 2015
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    Charles V reigned as King of Spain from 1516 to 1556. He established his residence in the Alhambra located in Granada, Spain. Construction began on his palace in 1527. On May 19, 2014, the much needed residential lift has finally opened after 487 years!

    The installation was not an easy task, but …

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  • The Beauty of Residential Elevators

    25 Sep 2015
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    If you are in the vertical transportation industry or are simply an enthusiast, and have been to YouTube recently, you have no doubt seen the thousands of elevators being filmed. The elevator filming community is very active and continues to grow. On other social media sites you can find dozens of …

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  • Did you know

    20 Jul 2015
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    Did you know…

    Elevators are twenty times safer than escalators. There are twenty times more elevators than escalators, but only 1/3 more accidents.

    Elevators are also safer than cars. An average of 26 people die in elevators in the U.S. (most are elevator technicians). There are 26 car deaths e…

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  • 15 Jul 2015
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    The Man Behind The Closing Doors

    Like a lot of other automated machines today, we take the automatic opening and closing of elevator doors for granted. When the elevator was first invented in the mid-19th century, the elevator operator or the passengers themselves had to manually close the doors.…

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  • 25 Jun 2015
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    Why do We Behave so Oddly in Lifts?

    By William Kremer
    9 October 2012 BBC World Service

    Many of us use them several times a day without really noticing. And yet the way we behave in lifts, or elevators as they are known in the US, reveals a hidden anxiety. "Most of us sort of shut down." "We w…

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  • Symmetry elevator control units use common and easily replaceable parts.

    09 Feb 2012
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    Many companies use proprietary parts in the construction of their elevator controllers. These parts are only available from the original manufacturer, and are designed for planned obsolescence, resulting in high replacement costs and a potentially long wait to acquire. Symmetry Elevating Sol…

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  • Understanding Symmetry

    24 Oct 2011
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    I visited Mount Vernon with my family. To look briefly at Washington's life is nothing less than exhilarating and inspiring. George Washington was clearly one of the greatest men in the history of our country. He was an engineer, a farmer, a surveyor, a strong man of faith, a leader, a man passiona…

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  • AIA CES Provider: Symmetry Elevating Solutions

    15 Aug 2012
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    Symmetry Elevating Solutions is pleased to be a registered AIA CES provider through the American Institute of Architects.

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  • Give a Vet a Lift Benefits Disabled Long After Veterans Day

    13 Jan 2012
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    The Veterans of Foreign Wars in Merrimack, NH decided several years ago they needed to gain access to their post. The only way to access the function room or the canteen was by the stairs. It was obvious the needed to find a solution to their accessibility problem. A committee was started and the…

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  • AIA Presentation Provided By Symmetry Elevating Solutions

    10 Jan 2013
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    Target Audience: Architects, specifiers, interior designers, owners and other design professionals. The program is basic and meets the needs of professionals at every experience level. Facilitator Qualifications: All Symmetry Elevating Solutions CES facilitators have been trained on CES guidelin…

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