Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130

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It’s time for Episode 130 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses a Canadian winter shelter competition, speedy elevators that can move sideways, DATING the diverse history of Nintendo, and the breath of fresh air called Shotgun Saturday Night! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Shotguns & Elevators – WIRed #130”

Cable-free Elevators Can Move You in ANY Direction

ThyssenKrupp's magnetic elevator

In every tall building, elevators are absolutely a vital feature, but even they have their limits.  For example, they can only move so quickly, plus they typically are unable to move sideways to fetch patrons from the far side of a building. However, it looks as if those issues will be resolved by German firm ThyssenKrupp, as their new Multi elevators aim to replace cables for magnetic linear motor technology (also used in maglev trains) to move elevators vertically AND horizontally so they can service very wide or unusually shaped buildings. Continue reading “Cable-free Elevators Can Move You in ANY Direction”