Shizuoka University’s newest Space Tethered Autonomous Robotic Satellite-Cube, known as STAR-C, may weigh less than six pounds, but this prototype is still expected to teach us more about how a gravity-reliant device, the elevator, could make its shift to zero-gravity use. Continue reading Japan Continues Space Elevator Research
When you’re designing a new elevator installation or modernizing an existing elevator, it’s important to think about how people are going to use the machine. While an elevator appears to be a straightforward piece of machinery, the way humans use it—especially in groups—can be quite complicated and nuanced. Continue reading Group Psychology and Elevator Design
During summer months, temperature fluctuations and strong storms can cause problems with elevator function. Power outages while the elevator is in use or heat-related equipment malfunctions are some of the last things a property owner or manager wants to face. Continue reading Is Your Elevator Prepared for Summer?
From April 9-12, nearly 250 elevator experts gathered in Savannah, GA, for the National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) 2016 Spring Educational Conference. We’re happy to offer a glimpse of some of the highlights, thanks to NAEC. Continue reading NAEC Spring Conference Highlights
In 2015, New York City’s emergency responders handled dozens of elevator-related incidents. They say the worst injuries and fatalities occurred when trapped individuals were trying to free themselves from the elevator. Continue reading NYC to Elevator Passengers: “Stay Safe. Stay Put.”
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) recently announced its 2016 Best Tall Building Award recipients. Out of 132 entries, nine were awarded prizes, including New York City’s iconic Hearst Tower and recently completed residential tower, VIA 57 West. Continue reading Two NYC Buildings Honored by Tall Buildings/Urban Habitat Council
A 26-story residential tower under construction at Cornell’s new applied sciences graduate school campus on Roosevelt Island may be recognized as the world’s tallest energy efficient building within the next year. Continue reading NYC May Soon House World’s Tallest Energy Efficient Building
You can’t miss the new American Copper Buildings along New York’s East River. The residential towers are clad in copper—in about a decade, they’ll turn to green just like the Statue of Liberty. The towers are connected by an innovative sky bridge which spans the 27th to the 29th floors and contains a lap pool and lounge. Continue reading American Copper Buildings Vitalize East River