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.Read More
The recent designs of ThyssenKrupp Test Towers feature a sophisticated elegance not typically seen in elevator engineering. With the primary purpose of testing and validating vertical transportation technologies for the next generation, their new test towers truly champion movement in design.Read More
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.Read More
Dig in to 2,500 years of vertical living through a storybook, with New York Times archives and NFB of Canada from the biblical Tower of Babel to the tenement buildings of New York. The film is narrated by singer-songwriter Feist.Read More
Explore elevators and their indispensable role in cities and architecture across Toronto from the turn of the century to the latest advances in the vertical transportation industry.Read More
el·e·va·tor /ˈeləˌvādər/ noun
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"