Elevators

World’s Tallest Outdoor Elevator

LinkLocated in the Wulingyuan region of Zhangjiajie, China, the Bailong (aka “Hundred Dragons”) Elevator is a 1,070 foot-tall glass elevator. While …

Cool Stuff

Man Gropes Woman on Elevator of NYC Apartment Building: Cops

Police say a 20-something-year-old man groped a woman as she was walking out of an elevator in Manhattan.<p>On Tuesday evening around 5:30, the man …

New York City

The 1,000 Floor Elevator: Why Most Designers Fail Google’s Infamous Interview Design Challenge

<b>Yet virtually all solutions I’ve encountered fail almost immediately for the exact same reason…</b><p>The Presumption Reflex<p>If a friend says <b>“I’m going to</b> …

Design

Would They Hold the Elevator for You?

<i>“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his employees, not his equals.”</i><p>J.K. Rowling<p>When I read this quote, it was like …

J. K. Rowling

How to Approach a Bureaucrat

My Advice to Civic Techies Hoping to Work with Government<p><i>This is the first installment of a</i> <i>new ELGL blog series</i> <i>about my adventures as an</i> …

Elevator Pitches

Prepare for Overboard Recovery with the "Elevator" Technique

<b>Just the thought of falling overboard scares most sailors into a “stay-aboard-at-all-costs” mindset. And yet this most serious of sailing emergencies</b> …

Sailing

Japanese company builds elevator so fast it could “carry you to Mt. Fuji’s peak in three minutes”

But the elevator <b>won’t be operating in Japan</b>.In many countries outside Japan, <b>Hitachi</b> is best known as a maker of TVs, PCs, and other consumer …

Japan

World's fastest elevator hits 47 mph

As landmark skyscrapers grow ever higher, getting from the bottom to the top in a timely fashion becomes more of a problem. But there's little time …

Autos

Family of girl who was stabbed in elevator fighting off eviction

The family of Mikayla Capers, the little girl who was stabbed and watched her pal die in the elevator at her run-down public-housing complex, spent …

New York City

Family of girl that was stabbed in elevator fighting off eviction

The family of Mikayla Capers, the little girl who was stabbed and watched her pal die in the elevator at her run-down public-housing complex, spent …

New York City

Go-to plays in Finals? Cross matches, 'elevator doors' and more - NBA.com

Are you ready for some buckets? The Cleveland Cavaliers (120.7) and the Golden State Warriors (115.8) boast the NBA’s two best offensive ratings in …

Basketball

Turn your elevator into Narnia!

Imagine stepping into your building’s elevator, but except of traveling to your floor in a boring metal cuboid, you get to glimpse into a magical …

The Secret to an Irresistible Elevator Pitch in 4 Steps (Hint: Don't Even Mention Your Product)

If you have limited time to make a big impression, here's how to use it wisely.<p>I stepped onto an elevator at the airport and three people followed behind me -- a young woman and two young men. We were on Floor 3, they were going to Floor 4, I was riding to Floor 5.<p>The door closed and the woman …

Elevator Pitches

Four ways to avoid IoT data fatigue

IoT technologies are already well under way to revolutionize every industry ranging from transportation and buildings to manufacturing and …

IBM Watson

Cops hunting for creep who pleasured himself inside elevator in front of girls

A pervert played with himself in front of two 4-year-olds and a teenager inside the elevator of an apartment building in the Bronx, police said.<p>The …

New York City

Man Pleasures Himself in Front of 3 Girls on Elevator: NYPD

A man, who followed a teenage girl and her two younger cousins onto an elevator last month in the Bronx, pleasured himself in front of the trio, …

New York City

An Elevator Ride to Remember

Dear Diary:<p>The summer I spent as a law school intern in the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York presented me with a few perils: food poisoning from a Chinatown restaurant; two rollerblading accidents while on my way to work (the second left a noticeable rip down …

U.S. Attorneys

Elevator Etiquette

If you are waiting for the elevator, make sure you press the call button. Even if the call button has already been pressed by someone else who is waiting.<p>If your wait is longer than thirty seconds, press the call button repeatedly. You may also sigh impatiently.<p>Upon entering the elevator, move to …

Humor

For what it's worth: The Second Avenue subway is not so luxe after all

When the Second Avenue subway debuted at the beginning of this year, it was met with much fanfare. The multi-billion dollar project was a long time …

New elevators will help Australian cities reach new heights

In cities around the world, four large companies are competing in a race that could completely change the way tall buildings look.<p>The technology …

Cities

Elevating The Urban Living

<b>What is your view on Government’s Smart Cities Mission and how can OTIS India be a part of it?</b><br>The government’s Smart City initiative will fuel the …

Urban

SEE IT: Video shows muggers robbing deliveryman in Bronx elevator

Police are looking for a man who ordered food to a Bronx building, then robbed the deliveryman at knifepoint.

Crime

Nearly 2 weeks without elevator service later, residents frustrated, moving out of 12-storey apartment

Both elevators at The Colonnade have been down since April 18<p>Two weeks without an elevator was the last straw for one frustrated resident of a …

Toronto

Disabled Winnipegger plans human rights complaint after broken elevator leaves him 'trapped' in home

Cam Slimmon hasn't been able to use the elevator in his downtown apartment for more than a week<p><i>Tell us what you think in a video comment in our new</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

MTA sued over subway stations that deny access to disabled people

Disability advocates fed up with chronically busted elevators and inaccessible subway stations have hit the MTA with two class-action suits.<p>The …

New York City

'Everybody's stuck': Seniors stranded after elevator breaks in Vancouver apartment building

Building's 40-year-old elevator breaks down regularly, trapped resident says<p>Richard Perriment says he's been trapped inside his apartment for over a …

Canada

Elevator service for disabled returns to Mt. Diablo summit after 2-year absence

MOUNT DIABLO — Imagine traveling 11 miles to the top of a mountain famous for stunning panoramic views, only to find that the elevator to take …

National Parks

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Technology

Edmonton police arrest men found getting off elevator and covered in blood

EDMONTON - Attempted murder charges have been laid after police went to an Edmonton apartment building on Saturday and say they found two men, …

Crime

MIT makes apps that teaches language for just a few seconds

We have become an “instant” culture, that is, a culture of instant gratification. We expect what we want, from an Internet connection to a reply to a …

MIT