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Lifts of the Future Will Move Sideways Without a Single Cable

One of the biggest engineering challenges of building a towering skyscraper isn’t keeping the structure from falling over, it’s moving all the people around inside of it. To improve efficiency, and facilitate the construction of even taller buildings, Germany’s ThyssenKrupp has completely redesigned lifts so that they can move sideways now, too. Read More >>

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This Super Tall, Super Thin Tower Was Built Just to Test Elevators

How do you design a new type of elevator without installing it in an existing building? It’s a chicken/egg question that engineers have long struggled with; even abandoned mine shafts have even been used to test new technology, in years gone by. Read More >>