Inaugural Elevator Industry Safety Summit Boasts Escalators that Work! (and are lovely)

NAESA International’s inaugural Elevator Industry Safety Summit drew approximately 200 professionals to the Sheraton Grand Phoenix on May 21-23 for two days packed full of excellent presentations about elevator/escalator equipment and practices to prevent injury and save lives. At the end of the event, participants’ applause let organizer Bob Shepherd, NAESA executive director, know they definitely would like to see the event continue. The host hotel provided expansive ballrooms to accommodate the presentations, as well as impressive vertical-transportation systems. In addition to a Schindler destination-dispatch elevator system, Sheraton Grand Phoenix boasted an impressive bank of Otis escalators with lovely art installations. For whatever reason, at least one escalator at industry events your author has attended over the past several years has been out of service, so it was nice to see a system that was not only beautiful, but in perfect working order!

 

“New” Concept in Elevator Art

LIFTnewyork has launched a unique take on enhancing the elevator experience. While it may not be the only of its kind (the Washington Monument elevator comes to your author’s mind), you won’t find anything quite like it. A vertical mural on an 80-foot-tall shaft wall and a window in the car facilitate the immersion. Some New York City elevators will soon offer the art-filled ride, abc7NY reports: