History

Safety Appliances for Lifts: 1895(Part 3)

This conclusion to the three-part series examines the audience’s commentary on Umney’s paper on lift safeties. On 10 June 1895, Herbert W. Umney (1870-1958) presented an illustrated paper on lift...

Fred A. Annett’s Electric Elevators (1927): Part 1

A critical turning point in American VT technical literature In September 1927, the Journal of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers published a brief review of a recently published book...

ELEVATOR WORLD’s Golden Anniversary

The publication’s 50th year is marked by reorganization and expansion. ELEVATOR WORLD’s Golden Anniversary was celebrated over a two-year period. 2002 was technically EW’s 50th year of publication, and each...

The Origin of the Safety Plank

Cyrus W. Baldwin was the first to introduce the VT community — at home and abroad — to this concept. The successful debut of Elisha Otis’ improved safety device in...

Safety Appliances for Lifts: 1895 (Part 2)

A look at the contents of Umney’s paper on lift safeties On 10 June 1895, Herbert W. Umney (1870-1958) presented an illustrated paper on lift safeties to the Society of...

ELEVATOR WORLD Turns 60

The strength of William C. Sturgeon’s legacy is seen in the magazine’s contents throughout 2013. In 2013, ELEVATOR WORLD celebrated its 60th anniversary. While the cover of the January issue...

“A Heritage of Unsuspected Richness”

Belgium's historic lifts gain legal recognition. by Jérôme Bertrand, Céline Chéron, Lauréline Tissot and Muriel Muret  photos © Homegrade Like other European countries, Belgium — and Brussels in particular —...

The History of Operatorless Elevators: Traffic Control Systems (Part Two)

by Dr. Lee Gray, EW Correspondent  The design team that introduced one of the first automatic elevator traffic control systems included Otis engineers David L. Lindquist, Edward L. Dunn and...

Elevator World: 1993

A look at EW’s 40th year ELEVATOR WORLD began its 40th year with founder William C. Sturgeon recalling the magazine’s beginning: “In early 1953 everything depended upon the response from...

Safety Appliances for Lifts: 1895 (Part 1)

A look at the critical background and context of Umney’s paper On 10 June 1895, Herbert W. Umney (1870-1958) presented an illustrated paper on lift safeties to the Society of...

The Empire State Building; image courtesy of esbnyc.com

FDNY Rescues 7 Passengers From Stuck Elevator at Empire State Building

Seven-tower scheme near O2 Arena; image via Building Design

Seven-Tower Scheme in the Works for London Development

REGISTER FOR CTBUH 2024 EUROPE CONFERENCE IN ISTANBUL

Register for CTBUH 2024 Europe Conference in Istanbul

New elevator at MTA's Tremont Avenue station; photo by Marc Hermann for MTA

Mid-American Provides Three Elevators for MTA Bronx Subway Station

ASME EXPANDS DIGITAL COLLECTION WITH CONTENT FROM THREE PUBLISHERS

ASME Expands Digital Collection With Content From Three Publishers