Posts in Elevator History
Frank Lloyd Wright designed Research Tower and Custom Elevators

Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for Herbert F. "Hib" Johnson, the building was constructed from 1936 to 1939 as the headquarters of the Johnson Wax Company. The 14-story Johnson Wax Research Tower, completed shortly after (1944–1950) includes some of Frank Lloyd Wrights only known elevators.

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Eiffel Tower Elevator

Equipping the Eiffel Tower with safe passenger lifts was a major concern of the government commission overseeing the Paris Exposition. Although some visitors could be expected to climb to the first level, or even the second, lifts clearly had to be the main means of ascent.

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Restoration Hardware Takes Luxury Retail to the Next Level

Entering Restoration Hardwares massive New York store, guests will discover a soaring central atrium with a high-speed glass elevator as the central showpiece that transports visitors up to the skylit rooftop park. “It wasn’t the internet that killed retail stores; it was a lack of imagination and investment,” explains CEO Gary Friedman.

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25 Creative Elevator Designs That Changed Everything

Elevator design is not something many people think of. Even professional architects, urban planners and designers overlook their significance to modern buildings and cities as a whole. Over the past decade our team of vertical transportation specialists has worked to elevate the narrative around these little spaces in a big way.

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One of a Kind Filigree Elevator and Central Atrium

The Bradbury Building is an architectural landmark located at 304 South Broadway at West 3rd Street in downtown Los Angeles, California. Built in 1893, the five-story office building is best known for its extraordinary skylit atrium of access walkways, stairs and elevators, and their ornate ironwork

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Centro Cultural Correio | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Cultural Center Correios is housed in a historic building that is part of the Cultural Corridor located in the Center of the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The building has 3 480 square meters, spread over three floors interconnected by an elevator, from which you can have a panoramic view of the entire internal environment

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Featured Elevator Toronto Eatons Centre | 220 Yonge St - Toronto

Designed by Eberhard Zeidler and Bregman + Hamann Architects as a multi-levelled, vaulted glass-ceiling galleria, modelled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy, the Toronto Eatons Centre is a one of a kind mall in downtown Toronto.

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The Balfour Building | 119 Spadina Ave - Toronto

The Balfour Building is one of Toronto's lasting piece of Art Deco architecture owned and maintained by WTF Group. Their dedication to preservation and heritage inspired this custom wall graphic recreating the architectural elevations by Jewish Architect Benjamin Brown. 

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How do Elevators Work

el·e·va·tor /ˈeləˌvādər/ noun

  1. a platform or compartment housed in a shaft for raising and lowering people or things to different floors or levels. "in the elevator she pressed the button for the lobby"

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