An event to promote the debut of a new Olympic sport featured a Polish
man racing an elevator in a seven-story race.
Marcin Dzienski, a speed climbing specialist, scaled a Warsaw hotel as a
neon-lit elevator rose next to him. The 26-year-old climbed a 23-m (75-ft)
plexiglass wall and hit the top after 12.12 seconds, with the elevator close
Speed climbing is one of three climbing disciplines that will be included
in the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Dzienski was the world champion
in a 2016 event.
Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) announced the winners of the Elevate
Your Pitch competition.
elevator-pitch competition, judged by members of Schindler Elevator
Corporation, was based on the premise of giving a quick description of a
business and/or idea in the time it would take to ride up an elevator (about 60
s), AIAS said in a press release.
The competition, which ran from February-June 2019, gave students the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win one of three cash prizes. The panel of judges chose the top three entries to compete in the finals at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference on July 18-21, 2019.
of the competition were:
submitted by Joey Sandoval and Ethan Herrold of the University of Colorado
Boulder, is a conveniently located pop-up style vending machine for essential,
must-have design materials.
Wand, submitted by
Joshua Greene of California Baptist University, is a handheld scanner designed
to repair objects and reduce waste by enabling clients to 3D print “patches.”
Sum of its
Parts, submitted by
Randa Malkawi and Luke Rumage of the Washington Alexandria Architecture Center
of Virginia Tech, is a series of unique outdoor furniture that invites everyone
to interact with it and create their own space.
Antoine’s Restaurant has been a home for fine dining in New Orleans’ French Quarter since 1840; photo by Wikimedia user Infrogmation.
At Antoine’s in the heart of New Orleans’ famed French Quarter, you can delight your senses with the original Oysters Rockefeller, alligator bisque soup and Chateaubriand. You can enjoy Sunday brunch served against a soundscape of live jazz music or drop in during the week for a unique lunch experience. You can immerse yourself in the elegant surroundings of one of this iconic French-Creole restaurant’s 14 dining rooms. But, what you’ve never been able to do, not in its nearly 180 years of operation, is take an elevator for an upstairs table. That’s about to change, though. Local television station WGNO reports that Antoine’s, the oldest family-owned restaurant in the U.S., will be adding a lift to make it easier for diners of all ages and abilities to take in all it has to offer. Details about the elevator’s design or when it would be installed were not immediately available, but for fans of fine dining, this is indeed an uplifting development.