Future Elevators was Re: Question?

Brian D Williams (talon57@well.com)
Wed, 21 Jul 1999 06:51:06 -0700 (PDT)

From: Ron Kean <ronkean@juno.com>

>Express elevators could be set up like a conveyor belt, with an
>'up' shaft next to a 'down' shaft. That would require sideways
>car transfer from shaft to shaft at the top and bottom. The
>shafts would be filled with as many cars as there are express

There was a Scientific American article awhile back on "Future Elevators" or somesuch that featured a system with multiple cars per shaft,they also showed work in progress by Otis on a system that could travel both vertically and horizontally ala a startrek turboshaft.

Here in Chicago there is a building that has stacked elevator cars (one above the other) that serve even/odd floors simultaneously, the main floor is actually two levels......pretty neat solution.

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