Elevators have become an integral part of our lives, and their functions are great. No one thinks of how they work or what would you do if the lift stopped, etc. The principle is simple, it consists a box (where we enter the lift), weight, steel cables and the rotor which the elevator descends and ascends. There are several types of lifts, and capacity various up to 5 tons.
Did you know that if there would be no elevators, for example, in New York there were be no tall buildings and there would be a big crowd. Also there wouldn’t be a tallest building in the world like in Dubai, called Burj Khalifa, which includes more than 160 + floors and a height of 829.84 m. There is about 40-50 lifts that operate continuously. It also includes one of the fastest elevators in the world.
Elevators help us to easily and quickly get to certain places. When we enter the elevator and the door shut behind us, there arises the empty silence. Then we do not think about nothing, we just look into some space, while the lift does not bring us to the appropriate floor. Then the door opens, and it is like we arrived in another world and life continues on.
Many experts believe that the lift is the safest of transports, but again some accidents happen and the lift get stuck. If this happens to you, do not worry because there is always a number of operators for emergencies, some little bit more modern elevators have a phone. Here is only important that you are calm and you do not panic, some will come to you.
It should be noted that there are people who have a phobia of elevators. Here appears and the claustrophobia problem. Some people feel helpless when they enter the elevator. Why? Because it feels like they join in a box over which they do not have any control. That same crazy people because it is one place where they feel helpless. They have a fear that the door will never open, or the lift will stop, or it the bottom of elevator will collapse, and at the end there is a fear of death. There are psychologists who can help in this phobia to overcome. It is important to have a will, and you will succeed.
The best known company and one of the first that makes lifts is called “Otis.” It is already 150 years old and it is located around the world. They guarantee the safest and most pleasant rides with an elevator.
One of the most modern elevators are located in a hotel in the USA, which has a completely new and modern way of working. If for example you want to go to the floor number 33, then you have to go to a dashboard where you should enter your floor number where you will get immediately direction where is the closest lift that will get you the fastest. For example it will show you the lift “D”. All you have to do is go to the elevator marked as “D” and your elevator will immediately come and you will enter the lift where he will carry you to your destination. This system is therefore done in order to reduce congestion, also to reduce the waiting elevator using this system. Guests of this hotel were very satisfied and it should be noted that these lifts are made of a glass that is even greater attraction for tourists. Average waiting for elevator is 20 seconds, but to us it seems like a eternity.
So, if you did not know how they work or how many kind of elevators there are and also if you did not know how important their function in our modern life is, now you know. Take a look at some pictures.