Summary of Elevators in an Age of Higher Towers and Bigger Cities
During an Era of Rapid Urbanization, the Humble Lift is Getting a High-Tech Upgrade
New elevator technology may soon revolutionize urban landscapes.
When it comes to transportation breakthroughs, self-driving cars are monopolizing the headlines these days. Yet similarly indispensable for the world’s rapidly growing cities is a much less spectacular form of transport: the elevator. According to Patrick Sisson, a senior reporter at the real estate blog network Curbed, Finnish elevator manufacturing giant Kone is working hard to accommodate new building designs and make elevator rides more enjoyable and efficient for the growing number of urban dwellers worldwide. getAbstract recommends Sisson’s well-illustrated piece on some of the latest high-tech innovations in the elevator industry to architects and urban planners.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why elevators are gaining in importance as a form of transport,
- What kind of technological innovation is behind the elevators in the world’s soon-to-be tallest building and
- How elevator manufacturers are trying to optimize elevator travel.
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