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Elevators

November 7, 2019, 10am PST
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.
Slate
October 10, 2019, 6am PDT
The city’s subway system is lagging in station accessibility, but the MTA has a plan to add elevators to 70 stations.
The New York Times
May 3, 2018, 11am PDT
Moving an 80,000-pound metal box means using energy, and elevators can account for 2-10% of a buildings energy use.
Smithsonian Magazine
May 3, 2018, 5am PDT
New York's Transit system has long lacked facilities to allow wheelchair users access to many of their stations.
Crain's New York Business
September 14, 2017, 2pm PDT
A series of pieces from Sidewalk Labs examines the history and context of vital urban "innovations." So far, elevators, sewers, and traffic signals have been covered.
Sidewalk Talk
September 5, 2017, 12pm PDT
With the media rightfully pointing to Houston's sprawling urban development patterns that exacerbated the epic flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, Paul Krugman also finds fault with cities where urban development is too tightly regulated.
The New York Times - Opinion
June 1, 2015, 7am PDT
One World Trade Center's long-awaited observatory opened May 29. Located on floors 100, 101 and 102 of the tower, the 47-second elevator trip is as remarkable as the sites from the 1,250 foot high observatory.
The Telegraph U.K.
December 27, 2013, 1pm PST
This abbreviation may be coming to other transit elevators if it proves its snuff in Atlanta: UDD, short for Urine Detection Device. The sensors and the camera will force offenders to find appropriate places to relieve themselves, or risk arrest.
WSB-TV - Atlanta
January 4, 2013, 1pm PST
Elevator technology developed in the 19th century made the advent of skyscrapers possible. Now that skyscraper construction is rebounding after the recession, can vertical transport systems keep up with developers' and designers' lofty visions?
Bloomberg
May 21, 2012, 11am PDT
Steve Mouzon argues that trillions being spent world-wide on skyscrapers could be lost as energy costs rise.
The Original Green Blog
June 21, 2011, 7am PDT
Modern Mechanics Magazine featured a strange idea for circulating people throughout a shopping mall called the "Revolator" that moved people up and around in glass boxes so they could see into stores.
Modern Mechanix