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Making It Small

By Matt Irvin | February 1, 2021

KONE mechanic David Youhas’ 3D-printed model elevator is a project he hopes will inspire others. by Matt Irvin 3D printing has empowered “maker culture” for entirely new, technology-enabled generations of inspired tinkerers who see the possibilities these devices offer. One such maker, David Youhas, a KONE mechanic in the Springfield, Illinois, office, hopes his model…

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Urban Mobility in Istanbul

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2021

thyssenkrupp Elevator provides VT equipment for vast and growing metro system. During a fall 2020 ceremony marking completion of excavation to make way for the Istanbul Metro’s Ataköy-İkitelli line, Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu called a metro the “most valuable asset of a modern city.” Scheduled for completion in 2022, the new line will traverse 28…

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“A Beacon of Engineering Excellence”

By Elevator World | September 1, 2020

thyssenkrupp Elevator’s new North American HQ, including the tallest test tower in the Western Hemisphere, closes in on completion near Atlanta. by Kaija Wilkinson photos by Ron Acord for thyssenkrupp thyssenkrupp Elevator Vice President of Engineering Steve Allen and your author are among the countless people dreaming of a day when coronavirus isn’t at the…

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Cities and the People Who Inhabit Them

By Kaija Wilkinson | October 1, 2019

Photo Contest 2019 submissions inspire with dazzling interplay of light, materials and a human component. Escalators that provide access to Leifeng Pagoda, a structure built in 975 and rebuilt in 2002 in Hangzhou, China, are flanked by stone steps interspersed with planters holding bright red and yellow flowers and cradled in the lush greenery of…

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Hard Hats Turn (at Least) 100

By Lee Freeland | March 1, 2019

Centennial celebration breaks record, promotes an essential, ubiquitous worksite safety item. The patent of the hard hat turns 100 this year. Though protective leather hats had been made since 1898, the “Hard-Boiled Hat” was patented in 1919 by E.W. Bullard, son of Edward Dickinson Bullard, who had founded the E.D. Bullard Co. that sold the…

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Dreamweaver

Dreamweaver

By Kaija Wilkinson | February 1, 2019

Inspired by nature, Gaudí designed a one-of-a-kind elevator for a one-of-a-kind house. Nestled on a street known as Apple of Discord in Barcelona, Spain, Casa Batlló is a house borne of romance and imagination. It was designed by Antoni Gaudí, a Catalan architect active in the early 1900s who arguably shares more with the folk…

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Isaac’s Elevator Field Trip

By DC Elevator | November 1, 2018

Kentucky’s DC Elevator helps young man realize his dream. This summer, we had the opportunity to spend time with a young man who has a unique hobby. Isaac Powers is a typical eight-year-old boy who likes chicken fingers, playing with his sister and going to the zoo with his parents. However, there’s one thing that…

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Elevator Poetry

By Kaija Wilkinson | September 1, 2018

Photo Contest 2018 submissions are a window to a colorful, thought-provoking world. “Colorful Escalator”; photo by Rosley Majid; submitted by Titian Kencana; location: Kuala Lumpur Elevator Poetry” is the title of one of the submissions to ELEVATOR WORLD’s Sixth Annual Photo Contest, a competition remarkable in that it broke records with its staggering number of…

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