French Elevator Channel features a wide variety of elevators


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/07/french-elevator-channel-featur.html


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If you’d are intrigued (as I am) by the idea that there are elevator nerds, you must read Colson Whitehead’s wonderful “The Intuitionist” (Yep, the Colson Whitehead who wrote the even-more-wonderful “Underground Railroad”) about a world of elevator nerds.


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Re: Worst Elevator Ever

There’s not a lot of difference on the western side of the Black Sea, either. Some of the elevators I’ve seen in Moldova gave me much incentive to take the stairs.


#4

I’ve always thought this was the worst elevator ever.


#5

Paternoster fans go home

Edit: damn, beaten to a paternoster reference


#6

Just wait until you guys start watching hand dryer videos


#7

So, the Schindler Smart 002 MRL elevator - in the UK would that be “Schindler’s Lift?”

I’ll show myself out.


#8

I’ve always had wanted to ride one of those again – my first and only was in a hotel, in Western Europe somewhere (I don’t remember where), as a little kid many, many decades ago. The huge wheels were made of wood.


#9

You are a very bad man!

(I like you!)

:joy:


#10

some commercial banks in london have mezzanine floors were you board an elevator to that floor but other lifts don’t stop there


#11

I don’t know.

Lifts are actually more interesting than you would think.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/03/02/how-elevator-transformed-america/b8u17Vx897wUQ8zWMTSvYO/story.html#comments

^ Article won’t onebox for some reason.


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#13

Gunter Grass practically made a Paternoster in an East German office building a character in his novel Ein weites Feld (Too Far Afield in English translation).


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