If any of our readers are fans of AMC’s television show The Walking Dead then you might like this post. At a recent Comic-Con event in San Diego, CA several local Marriott hotels welcomed attendees with this creepy elevator door graphic that promoted the hit series.
testing tower in Bristol is 117 meters tall and allows the Otis to – See more at: http://www.elevatordesigninfo.com/otis-elevators-testing-tower-in-bristol-connecticut#sthash.fWrfTXF2.dpuf
The testing tower in Bristol is 117 meters tall and allows the Otis to
develop and test all of its elevators and components. There facility has a quality control and product testing lab, along with 13 test elevator shafts. – See more at: http://www.elevatordesigninfo.com/otis-elevators-testing-tower-in-bristol-connecticut#sthash.fWrfTXF2.dpuf
The Otis Elevator Company test tower in Bristol, Connecticut is 117 meters tall and allows the company to develop and test all of its elevators and components. The facility has a quality control and product testing lab, along with 13 test elevator shafts.
The Bristol facility has three high elevator shafts, four mid-level, and six low ones to accommodate for the differences in elevator sizes around the world. They have the capabilities to test a range of systems that are needed for elevators, including cables, belts, and hydraulic systems.
To view the video and see photos just click here.
via The Courant
Apparently the elevators in Atlanta’s MARTA rail stations have become a hot spot for those in need of a semi-private place to relieve their aching bladders. To deter this type of behavior the Rapid Transit Authority has installed Urine Detection Systems. The systems, believed to be the first of its kind, uses sensors to detect when someone has decided to use the restroom between floors. An alarm would then sound alerting the MARTA police. In the first month that the system was in place there was only one incident and the violator was arrested. MARTA plans to roll out additional detectors at a cost of US$10,000 for each elevator. What are your thoughts on this new system and would you be in favor of it in your city?
To view a video news report regarding these devices click here.
Why don’t you weigh less when you’re descending and more when you’re ascending in an elevator?
Sure, I could tell you the answer, but then you’d miss out on this easy-to-understand animated video by physicist Carol Hedden and animator Andy London for TED. Hedden explores the relationship between gravity, weight, and relative motion, using a moving elevator to explain the fascinating physics.
You can head over to the TED lessons page for more information and resources for learning all about the mysterious force that we call gravity.
Porsche Designs hopes to break ground on its 60-story, 650-ft.-tall Porsche Design Tower by the end of 2014. The high-end luxury residential building on the Miami waterfront will feature a trio of glass-encased car elevators to take residents and their vehicles directly to their flats, where they may park their cars, Design & Trend reports. The building is slated to include 132 units, ranging in price from US$4-32.5 million, and approximately 80% of them have already been sold.
I stumbled upon this mathematics problem this morning that was related to escalators. I thought that I would pose it to our readers to get the brain waves flowing for the long work week. I am not ashamed to say that I had no clue how to solve this math problem. Math was not my strong point while in school. I mostly preferred lunch and recess.
“I took fifty steps while walking down the escalator,” said Mr. Walker.
“I took seventy-five steps while walking down that escalator,” said Mr. Trotman, “but I was walking down three times as quickly as you were.”
If we stopped the escalator, how many steps would be visible? You should assume that each man walked at a constant rate, and that the escalator runs at a constant speed.
This elevator shaft is truly a work of art. The elevator graces a 12-bedroom, 11½ -bath oceanfront rental house on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. From the third floor, you descend from a bright ocean’s surface to the darker ocean floor at the ground level. Along the way you’ll see a charter boat with a fish on the line and a variety of local marine life.
The art covers the entire shaft which took the artist 12 days to complete. The elevator was provided by Atlantic Elevators.
Watch the video below for a special tour.
Read the full article at The Outer Banks Voice.
This week, Bethesdanow.com published a photo sent in by a reader that perfectly illustrates the frigid temperatures gripping much of the U.S. The photo shows drips above a broken escalators in the Bethesda, Maryland, metro, replaced, for the moment, with icicles. People who commented on the story blasted the station’s consistently poor conditions, but the website noted that at least the extreme cold stopped the leaks, for now.
Extreme low temperatures in Bethesda, Maryland, stopped the dripping above a broken escalator in the metro station. (Photo courtesy of Bethesdanow.com)
Ace Lifts sent this interesting piece to me a few weeks back and I thought it would be nice to share with our reading audience. Click on image for a larger view.
When it gets windy in Lower Manhattan, residents report hearing an eerie, high-pitched sound from the top of One World Trade Center. This made national news a few months ago when the strange sounds were first reported by residents during Hurricane Sandy and then again in late November. We all know that high winds can produce weird sounds. Especially on tall structures. However, I will let you draw your own conclusions as to what might be the cause by viewing the videos below.
Well, apparently it is not just the Lower Manhattan area that has been experiencing these sounds. A little research on YouTube produced dozens of videos taken around the world with the same type of sound. Many of the videos were taken in wooded areas nowhere near tall structures. I have posted a video compilation of some of them below. Maybe I should have waited for Halloween to post this video! Special note: If there’s something strange in your neighborhood I know who you can call.