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Old August 1st, 2006, 09:25 PM   #1
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Elevators!

I live on the 30th floor in an apartment building in Toronto. The worst part of it is the elevator ride. Its excruciating, boring and the worst part of my day.

They are normal speed elevators that take quite a while to come down, even though my building has four of them. They make my apartment seem as if its actually out of the city!

What about your bad elevator experiences?
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Old August 1st, 2006, 10:42 PM   #2
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Many tall residentials in Hong Kong have dedicated express elevators. They stop once every few floors, and residents use the elevator that stops on their corresponding floor.

Example : elevator A stops on 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 etc. and elevator B stops on 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 etc.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 11:19 PM   #3
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Quite a few skyscrapers have those. Most are 1-10, 11-20, etc. rather than skip stop though that I've seen.
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Old August 1st, 2006, 11:30 PM   #4
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Express elevators rock!
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 12:47 AM   #5
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Quite a few skyscrapers have those. Most are 1-10, 11-20, etc. rather than skip stop though that I've seen.
Those are for mostly commercial skyscrapers. The separation is segment-driven, but the Hong Kong residential ones skip a few floors per stop, which is a far different method.
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Express elevators rock!
Multi-Locked Express elevators like those in WTC are too safe for airplane crash!
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The elevator experience I had was when I got stuck in an old elevator in Jordan (HK)
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Old August 3rd, 2006, 11:29 PM   #8
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Multi-Locked Express elevators like those in WTC are too safe for airplane crash!
wow. Didnt know that...
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