Just when you think that the world can’t get more technologically advanced, the elevator industry knocks it out of the park! In fact, whilst many of us are still marvelling at Elisha Graves Otis’ invention of the safety break, there are dozens of elevators around the world that are living in the year 3000! Read on to find out more…
Singin’ in the Rain
The idea of elevators that are both indoors and outdoors is not exactly breaking news. In fact, many shopping centres allow shoppers to step inside an elevator located inside the premises that will drop them off on a side street outside. With this said, in Osaka, Japan they have taken it one step further and there is an office building that is equipped with an umbrella sign that will illuminate when it is raining outside so people can prepare themselves!
Aquarium Scenic Elevator
The AquaDom is a famous elevator located inside a Berlin Radisson Blu hotel and forms part of the Berlin Sea Life attraction. The amazing thing about this elevator however is the fact that it runs directly through the centre of an aquarium! Standing at 82 feet high, it holds the title for largest cylindrical container in the world and contains 1,500 different fish species. Now that’s a scenic lift!
Floor Level Buttons
Getting around in modern society is pretty easy for those who have no disabilities. After all, society is built around able-bodied people. On the other hand, members of the public who are wheelchair bound or have difficulty climbing the stairs will find that the elevator is an essential part of their day. Interestingly, a California office building elevator was recently found with buttons along the bottom of the floor. Whilst the design appeared strange at first, it was actually a project development aimed at those for those who may struggle reaching the small buttons that are often higher up on the side of an elevator cab.
The elevator is an important part of everyday life for many people. In fact, without the creation of the Otis safety break, we wouldn’t be able to have 120 story high skyscrapers! Whilst the elevators of the future are blossoming before our eyes, the team here at Elevators Ltd believe in practicality and performance! To find out more information about our elevator range, get in contact with the best lift company around today!