Elevators

What it’s Really Like to Ride the World’s Most Advanced Car Elevator

The offer of a ride in a residential car elevator—not just any car elevator, but the first one that takes drivers from the street directly to their …

Transportation

'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

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

8 Steps to Elevator Etiquette

I f you stay at a hotel property within or near the center of a city, chances are that the building is at least several stories tall — and more …

Ontario man sues elevator company for $25,000 over fall from elevator that stopped 25 centimetres above the floor

Print<p>TORONTO — A retiree who says he hurt his leg after tumbling from a malfunctioning elevator in his downtown condominium is suing one of the …

British Columbia

BBC World Service - 50 Things That Made the Modern Economy, Elevator

In 1853 Elisha Otis climbed onto a platform which was then hoisted high above a large crowd of onlookers, nervy with anticipation. A man with an axe cut the cable, the crowd gasped, and Otis’s platform shuddered – but it did not plunge. “All safe, gentlemen, all safe!” he boomed. The city landscape …

Nanny’s spine breaks when elevator suddenly plunges

A 62-year-old live-in nanny was seriously injured when the illegal elevator in her Manhattan building broke Wednesday, sending her plummeting more …

New York City

Elevating Irony: Two Elevator Mishaps Prove Poignant Points

Elevators were at the center to two ironic stories this week. The first, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson’s two-day visit to Miami …

Tower Bridge

Hotel in Ireland to Guests: Stop Dancing in the Elevators

The jig is up.<p>Elevators are strange places, mini pockets of alone time — sometimes surrounded by strangers, other times not — that pop up like little …

Hotels

Elevator Rescue

GRAPHIC: Secure the power to the elevator. You do NOT want this to happen during a passenger removal.<p>NYPD officer dies in elevator as it opened up on …

Engineering

BART elevators get mixed grades in Chronicle smell check

After disability rights activists sued BART this week, alleging that the transit system’s elevators are filthy and often used as restrooms, The …

San Francisco

The best under-the-radar museums in NYC

1<p>Since 2012, this truly hidden museum has been displaying the seemingly ordinary as extraordinary in a tiny abandoned Tribeca elevator shaft. …

New York City

Colored Musicians Club plans addition for elevator

Buffalo's historic Colored Musicians Club, the oldest continually operating club of its kind in the nation, wants to put a 500-square-foot addition …

Architecture

Ask the dog trainer- taking the high stress out of high-rise living

Lately no matter what part of the city through which I am traveling, I see new housing construction going up--- high rise and condo living has …

New Orleans

The 21 Worst Elevators in Movie History

<i>This article comes from Den of Geek UK.</i><p><i>This article contains spoilers for just about every film on its list.</i><p>I don’t know when it started exactly.<p>When …

Elevator firms told to up game

THE city’s quality watchdog has ordered 17 elevator maintenance companies in the city to rectify irregularities in quality management and staff …

Urban Planning

Family has unorthodox plan for opening stuck elevator doors

A young man and a 6-year-old were stuck in an elevator at St. Lucia's Royalton hotel. Maintenance staff were summoned to get them out, but didn't …

Net Neutrality

Expansive $3.9M Wesley Heights home comes with exercise room, elevator

Exercise room, fire pit, and more included<p>In Wesley Heights, this 6,800-square-foot single-family home has landed on the market with soaring ceilings, expansive rooms, and numerous upgrades. Designed by D.C.-based firm Barnes Vanze Architects, the recently constructed, four-story listing features …

Real Estate

This Woman Is a Tiny-House Wizard — and Her DIY Elevator Bed Proves It

If <b>Living Alaska</b>, <b>Tiny House Hunters</b>, and <b>Fixer Upper</b> had a new spinoff show, Ana White would be the star. The Alaskan mother, wife, and accidental builder discovered her hidden talent out of pure necessity. After spending countless nights on a floor mattress with a baby who wouldn't sleep, Ana …

Houses

Man, 83, Followed onto Elevator, Robbed at Knifepoint: Cops

An elderly man was robbed at knifepoint by a pair of men who followed him onto an elevator in Queens, according to the NYPD.<p>On Saturday at around …

New York City

71-year-old woman beaten, robbed in Bronx elevator

A cold-hearted thief beat and robbed a 71-year-old woman in the Bronx, police said Monday.

Crime

Woman, 71 Assaulted, Robbed in Elevator: NYPD

A woman assaulted and robbed a 71-year-old woman in a Bronx elevator, police said Sunday.<p>The victim went into an elevator in a residential building …

Crime

Heartless muggers rob 83-year-old man at knifepoint in Queens

A pair of muggers robbed an 83-year-old man at knifepoint inside a Queens elevator, cops said Sunday.<p>The duo followed their elderly victim into the …

Crime

Elevator endeavor hits new heights

ON the morning of March 2, the residents of Nujiangyuan in Changzheng Town, Putuo District, celebrated the installation of new elevators with fanfare …

Construction

WWYD? You’re In An Elevator Listening To Music And A Woman Looks At You And Says “You’re Noisy”

As soon as I got into the office Tuesday morning my coworker hit me with a what would you do scenario regarding an incident she had coming up to our …

Headphones

This Innovator Thought Elevators Should Be Round

On this day in 1857, Elisha Otis’s first elevator for moving people was installed in a New York department store.<p>His name is still linked with …

Urban Planning

Historic Firsts: Capitol Hill Elevators

Before I started my research for this article, I had already outlined it in my head. An introduction highlighting the 160th birthday of the passenger …

Puzzles

Happy 160th birthday to the world’s first passenger elevator

On the 23rd of March, 1857, the first successful passenger elevator carried customers up to the fifth floor of the Haughwout Building in New York …

Urban Planning