Ropeless Technology Moves Elevators in New Directions
A reliable, safe, ropeless elevator that can travel both horizontally and vertically is poised to redefine how tall buildings can be engineered....

Inclined Elevators of Nishinomiya Najio New Town

A Marketing Analysis of an Old Concept: the Horizontal Elevator-Monorail
The objective of this research is to define an efficient and cost effective concept for an Automated People Mover (APM) System. Current solutions are relatively expensive to install, have...

Narita Airport People Mover System
This paper gives a general overview of the People Mover installed at the Narita Airport by Otis Elevator in 1992. Included is a description of the unique combination of a cable propelled...

Pin Piles Save Silos
The United Grain Corp. annually ships about 200 million bushels of wheat and other grains to destinations around the world from its leased facility on the Columbia River at Vancouver,...

Airport Towers: A New Generation
Airport control towers are a unique building type with monumental significance, both for the cities that own and operate the airports, and for the FAA which owns and operates them. Airport...

The People Mover at Harbour Island

Hillside Escalators in Hong Kong

Liberty Restored
The Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement of 1987 is the restoration of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The restoration work included many engineering tasks that by themselves...

Overdredging at Existing Gravity Structure
Pacific Elevators Ltd. decided to upgrade Berth No. 2 to handle ships up to 70,000 DWT. The difficulty was to maintain the support of the cribs after dredging of the berth to minus 45...

The Rise of the Tall Building
The development of the high-rise frame in the U.S. was the result of a collision of many factors. The destruction of Chicago in the great fire of 1871 was one major factor in the start...

Complexity in Concrete
Centrust Tower in Miami, Fla., is a $95 million, 37 story, 600,000 sq ft tower rising from one side of a block-square 11 story parking garage. Columns on the curved side of the triangular...

City of Pittsburgh Horizontal Elevator Experience: A Unique Application
The City of Pittsburgh is developing a unique and innovative application of horizontal elevator technology for use as downtown people-movers. The paper reviews the horizontal elevator...

Full Scale Testing Program for Thin Curved Panels

Marine Elevator Transfer and Ship Repair Facility: Newfoundland Dockyard, St. John's, Newfoundland

Modernization of Grain Elevators

Sand Feeding by Elevator
Several years ago, sediment transport experiments which required a continuous feeding of sand were started in one of the flumes of the laboratory of Fluid Mechanics at Delft, in the Netherlands....

Elevator System Configuration Optimization
This paper presents a screening model useful for finding optimal elevator system configuration in tall buildings. The model utilizes a dynamic programming approach to find the least area-consuming...

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

Birth of the Skyscraper
Before invention of the elevator, six stories was the practical limit to the height of a commercial building. Following the Chicago fire of 1871, building designers there were quick to...

 

 

 

 

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