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The Best and Worst Elevator Art of 2018

The Best and Worst Elevator Art of 2018

By Elevator World | December 1, 2018

Striking sculptures that reinterpret steel elevator cables from Taipei 101 distinguish an otherwise so-so year. The Aerosmith pinball game was last year’s greatest work of elevator art (ELEVATOR WORLD, November 2017). It has two multiball formats (including an elevator multiball), the ability to bank multiballs and then play as many as six balls at a…

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Best and Worst Elevator Art and Design of 2017: An Opinion

By Elevator World | November 1, 2017

Artists use humble conveyance to portray a range of emotions, from confining to liberating. At the 2017 Whitney Biennial at New York City’s Whitney Museum of American Art, possibly the most prestigious exhibit of new art in America, curators hung Dana Schutz’s “Elevator” across from the freight elevator. Schutz intentionally framed the canvas of “Elevator”…

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Why No Matchbox Elevators?

By Elevator World | December 1, 2015

Niche toy market is largely untapped. We pulled up in a rental car, and Andrew asked, “Is that a Dodge Charger?” He was just being polite – he knew damn well the make and model of the car. Andrew is five years old.  Andrew can probably identify and name hundreds of cars, because he has…

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A Tin Hat at the Elevator Historical Society

By Elevator World | September 1, 2015

In this Readers Platform, your author explores a unique, endangered NYC museum and talks about how a particular item in it speaks volumes about the industry’s significance. There used to be others – in Budapest, outside Amsterdam – but today there is only one. Sometimes, I take the afternoon off from my job in New…

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Mad Men Elevators: The Top Five Scenes

By Elevator World | June 1, 2015

Vertical transportation serves as a backdrop to subtle and not-so-subtle discussions on race, gender and human relations. By the time this top-five list reaches you, it may already be obsolete. Seven episodes of the hit AMC television show Mad Men, the second half of the seventh and final season, began airing on April 5 and…

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