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10 Signs Your Lift Needs Updating

An average lift should have an operational lifetime of 20 to 25 years. But this depends on its exposure to heat, the weather and its passenger usage, maintenance and repairs. Some signs that the lift ...

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Loving Lifts: The Elevator Historical Society

At the age of 70, Patrick Carrajat still smokes around 30 Salem Lights each day but says he does not inhale and so can still negotiate stairs — a strange statement for one of the world’s l...

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The 2hr Walk Across the World’s Tallest Outdoor Passenger Lift

Do you have a fear of heights? It’s one of the most common phobias in existence, and whilst some would advocate tackling your fears head-on, a 330-metre elevator might not be the best way to do ...

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Beginners Guide to Lift Maintenance

While it may be a process that is sometimes overlooked, the effective maintenance of lifts should be high on the list of priorities for landlords and building owners. Not only is it important in terms...

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A Race to the Top

Traffic speeds in many major cities such as New York and London rarely exceed 30 mph, either because of congestion or road regulations. But anyone who wants to travel vertically at 45 mph will be able...

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New Lift Technology Will Allow the Quickest and Highest Travel Yet

While the appetite of architects to design buildings of ever-increasing height remains insatiable, the inability of lift technology to match this hunger has often been noted. The limitations of lifts ...

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Aquadom: The World’s Largest Cylindrical Aquarium with a Lift Inside

For anyone interested in aquariums, the Aquadom in Berlin will not fail to disappoint. It boasts the title of the world’s largest cylindrical aquarium and is a top tourist attraction in the Germ...

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Destination: Dispatch

ThyssenKrupp Elevator calls it Destination Dispatch, while Schindler produces PORT Technology, but the aim is the same: to get elevator passengers to their destination in the shortest possible time. T...

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