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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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
Symmetry Elevating Solutions is pleased to be a registered AIA CES provider through the American Institute of Architects.Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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…Read More
The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) 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 National Association of Elevator Contractor’s (N…Read More
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…Read More
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 become stuck in it, their lives may flash before their ey…Read More
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…Read More
The idea for the elevator was cooked up in 2012 by a pastry assistant and a hotel manage…Read More
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…Read More
Modern Home Décor
Years ago, residential elevators and lifts 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. However…Read More