OK – you’ve been to New York City (NYC). You’ve felt the energy of Times Square, tasted the best pizza in the world and stood awestruck at the endless landscape of towering buildings. You’ve seen the sights – seen them all, in fact. But, are you ready to test your knowledge? That’s what the editors of The New Yorker wanted to know in a recent issue of the popular magazine. NYC has so many iconic buildings, from the Chrysler to the Empire State; it only stands to reason that these landmarks would have iconic elevators. So, in a feature called “Sketchbook,” the magazine presented drawings of the elevator doors at nine of the city’s best-loved buildings, with a challenge for readers to match the doors with the building. If you think you know The Big Apple, try your hand at the online version of the quiz.
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:
Today is Patriot Day, marking 14 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and the loss of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The 9/11 Memorial, Pentagon Memorial and the Flight 93 National Memorial all serve to help heal our wounds by remembering and honoring the dead. Standing at a symbolic 1,776 ft., One World Trade Center is a testament to the resilience and tenacity of the American people.