20 hours ago
It's official—the nation's leading public health agency would prefer that Americans drive alone to work to reduce exposure to the coronavirus. New CDC guidance call for government to subsidize drive-alone and single ride-share commutes.
May 11, 2020, 7am PDT
Even some defenders of urbanism fear buildings that are tall enough for elevators. This fear does not seem to be supported by New York infection data.
November 7, 2019, 10am PST
While much attention is focused on new technologies, the potential of existing transportation modes has never been fully realized.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
May 21, 2012, 11am PDT
Steve Mouzon argues that trillions being spent world-wide on skyscrapers could be lost as energy costs rise.
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.