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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #9941
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The elevators in the Taipei 101 going at 37,7 mi/h.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #9942
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If they are crap comments, why should I waste my effort reading what a few little fascist inbreds who havent travelled the world beyond thier own borders think, they probably spend all day on youtube watching military videos. I also thought Taipei 101 had the same type of lifts going at that speed
It's just the Taipei 101 elevators repurposed really. I think Mitsubishi also designed those,
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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #9943
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Old February 10th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #9944
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This is new, right?

Mitsubishi unveils super fast bullet-shaped elevator for the Shanghai Tower



Mitsubishi recently unveiled the mock-up design of its new elevator technology to be used for the currently-in-construction Shanghai Tower in China. Taking on an aerodynamic bullet-shaped form, the elevator can travel at a record-breaking speed of 40.2 mph or roughly 59' per second! In comparison, Burj Khalifa's elevators, can only reach speeds up to 26mph.

Mitsubishi's bullet-like elevator uses a rope made of high-intensity steel strands wrapped in plastic for maximum speed and safety. Aside from being fast, it's also rather green — its motors have the capacity to regenerate electricity, thereby reducing consumption by 30%. Inside the car, various mechanisms minimize vibrations and control air pressure so your ears don't pop while you're traveling upward at that kind of speed.

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BTW, read the usual-crappy-idiotic comments at the bottom
Nice elevator.....the comments below the article made me laugh ut lud
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:51 PM   #9945
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The elevators in the Taipei 101 going at 37,7 mi/h.
LoL, they mentioned the burj to make shanghai tower look more impressive. Compared to the 101, Shanghai tower is probably just an improvement on their current lift technology, its been quite a few years anyways so new speed +new technology isn't something out of this world
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Old February 11th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #9946
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Nice elevator.....the comments below the article made me laugh ut lud
As Albanian, the one saying Albania will (or is) build a 4000 ft tall one, certanly made me

BTW: I love Mitsubishi elevators. They are super quiet and smooth, more then any other make I've vertically travelled in
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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:46 AM   #9947
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Why do these designers create more reasons to be afraid of elevators?
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Old February 11th, 2012, 03:35 AM   #9948
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If anything, I'd find the elevators to be more appealing.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #9949
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Not sure if cars have the same technology as this elevator that prevents build-up pressure inside ears when traveling up/down, because I really need that as I drive up and down hills and mountain side every weekend. This ear popping feeling really kills my ears.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:34 AM   #9950
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Not sure if cars have the same technology as this elevator that prevents build-up pressure inside ears when traveling up/down, because I really need that as I drive up and down hills and mountain side every weekend. This ear popping feeling really kills my ears.
It's worse skiing in a DH race at 80mph...
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:21 PM   #9951
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It would sure be nice to see some updated photographs.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 09:34 PM   #9952
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Mitsubishi's bullet-like elevator uses a rope made of high-intensity steel strands wrapped in plastic for maximum speed and safety
Really?
It would surely be an intense ride... I'm sure the Chinese would charge well for it... maybe a cool 300 块 one way.... "You see big world from intense scenic Shanghai landscape spot"...
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Old February 12th, 2012, 12:09 AM   #9953
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I would use magnetism and not ropes for the elevators. they're still using the same tech as the Egyptians uses too many years ago
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Old February 12th, 2012, 02:50 AM   #9954
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I want the cladding start already :/
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:10 AM   #9955
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Scientific American, october 1997, Sideways Elevators
Elevators on the Move; October 1997; by Lacob; 2 Page(s)
Elevator technology is taking off in new directions, including sideways
http://www.fastshipatlantic.com/articles/SAarticle.pdf
http://www.sciamdigital.com/index.cf...F7-36EE746651A
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About 15 years ago in Scientific American, there was an article about self-propelled elevators (being developed by Otis).
Those elevators would move themselves in the elevator shaft, with no need for cable.
So a cabin could climb up to the last floor, move sideway to reach another elevator shaft, then move down to the ground floor, then sideway again to start over.
The payoff was that many elevators can cycle on the same loop.
I thought it was a great concept, yet I never heard about it again.
What happened?
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Old February 12th, 2012, 11:16 AM   #9956
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That sounds like the ones they have in the tower of terror.
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Old February 12th, 2012, 04:28 PM   #9957
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Scientific American, october 1997, Sideways Elevators
Elevators on the Move; October 1997; by Lacob; 2 Page(s)
Elevator technology is taking off in new directions, including sideways
http://www.fastshipatlantic.com/articles/SAarticle.pdf
http://www.sciamdigital.com/index.cf...F7-36EE746651A
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About 15 years ago in Scientific American, there was an article about self-propelled elevators (being developed by Otis).
Those elevators would move themselves in the elevator shaft, with no need for cable.
So a cabin could climb up to the last floor, move sideway to reach another elevator shaft, then move down to the ground floor, then sideway again to start over.
The payoff was that many elevators can cycle on the same loop.
I thought it was a great concept, yet I never heard about it again.
What happened?
Not economically viable, that's what happened ... most probably
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Old February 13th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #9958
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Old February 13th, 2012, 09:09 AM   #9959
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looks like ST is getting its place in the skyline
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Old February 13th, 2012, 01:47 PM   #9960
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In that photo it kinda looks like a fondue pot.
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