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Postapocalyptic Winter Wonderland

By Elevator World | February 1, 2020

Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio, was open from 1975 until 2011. While it boasted more than 140 stores (including five anchor stores, a movie theater and a food court) in its heyday, its slow decline ended in dereliction. However, as CONSUMERIST explained, a “postapocalyptic winter wonderland” was made possible after its glass skylights broke.…

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More Than an Elevator Ride

By Elevator World | January 1, 2020

Michael J. Ryan, vice president of business development at The Peelle Co., sent in these gorgeous green photos of the SHADOW Lake Nature Preserve in Renton, Washington. He said Peelle is a long-term supporter of the preserve, which provides education, preservation and restoration to the Puget Sound community. SHADOW protects more than 100 acres of…

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Even More to See at the Empire State Building

By Elevator World | December 1, 2019

Otis earned the modernization contract for the Empire State Building’s elevators in 2011 and installed a Gen2 unit with glass at the topmost travel (between the 86th and 102nd floors) to the observation deck. When speaking with Otis General Manager, Manhattan New Equipment John Corey (p. 114), EW Senior Associate Editor Lee Freeland learned the…

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Final Resting Place

By Elevator World | November 1, 2019

A true elevator man sees the symbolism and poetry in what he does. One such man is Michael Frangias, director of Operations for the New York/New Jersey division of Boston-based Eagle Elevator Co., Inc. When Frangias shared photos with ELEVATOR WORLD to illustrate a Company Spotlight on Eagle (EW, October 2019), several of the images…

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Vertical Transportation in Verse

By Elevator World | October 1, 2019

ELEVATOR WORLD Correspondent Peng Jie took this photo at World Elevator & Escalator Expo 2019 in Shanghai. It made him consider that we have little poetry in elevator-related publications: “Indeed, poetry is a valuable treasure shared globally in varied languages. Why not let it be shared by our elevator industry? Poetry may go to varied…

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“Oyez! Oyez!”

By Elevator World | September 1, 2019

In a long-ago era, ages before social media, the internet, television or radio, town criers served as the primary news source for many. Even though the printed word was available, literacy was by no means common, so townsfolk would gather around their local crier — sometimes referred to as a bellman — to hear royal…

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Budding Engineer

By Elevator World | August 1, 2019

When Ian Strong, a second-grader at Glenwood Landing Elementary School in Glen Head, New York, learned his school was organizing a science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics fair, he knew exactly what his project would be: revealing the mysteries of one of his favorite inventions, the elevator. For his task, Ian conducted months of hands-on…

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A Roaring Good Time

By Elevator World | July 1, 2019

If you’re fascinated by dinosaurs and are ever in Changzhou, China, you’ll likely find your way to China Dinosaurs Park, an amusement park built around a museum housing dinosaur skeletons, bones and other prehistoric artifacts, and featuring dinosaur-themed roller coasters and other rides. Dinosaurs are prevalent in the surrounding area, as well, as highway designers…

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Complicated Roping

By Elevator World | June 1, 2019

ELEVATOR WORLD China Correspondent Peng Jie took these pictures on a rainy day near the riverside of the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal in Suzhou, China. The door measures roughly 5 m wide and 4 m high with three panels to each side. The giant cabin can hold 400 people or a 30-mT load. The elevator’s power comes…

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Take a Step Beyond Retail on Saks Fifth Avenue’s Escalator

By Elevator World | April 1, 2019

Saks Fifth Avenue redesigned the main floor of its flagship store in Midtown Manhattan, one of many upgrades that seek to “step beyond mere retail transactions and involve the visitor in more experiential dialogue,” according to Architectural Digest, which showcased Saks’ dazzling Rem Koolhaas-designed escalator in its February issue. Saks tells ELEVATOR WORLD that KONE…

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