‘Elisha Otis caused a sensation in 1853 at the World Trade Fair in New York with his safety elevator. He ordered the rope holding it up to be cut and instead of plunging to the ground it was halted by an automatic braking system’
I have never been one for living in a high rise apartment. Not that I am ‘a-feared’ of heights, nor do I suffer from ‘sursumdeorsumphobia’ the fear of moving up or down in elevators. After all, the first safety elevator was successfully demonstrated by Elisha Otis in 1853, which was then engineered even further to revolutionise the way we live in high rises today. My choice for terrafirma is simplistic, I actually enjoy having a garden to laze around on a summers day. And I know that if sufficient ‘fall-down-juice’ has been successfully applied through a social event, I can handle 15 stairs with ease (some times, with ease)!
World’s tallest skyscrapers set to double in height after elevator company develops new super-strong ‘rope’ to haul lifts to the top A carbon fibre rope developed for lifts has the potential to make the dream of a mile-high building a reality. It is much lighter than the steel cables currently used in lifts which should allow elevator shafts to be longer.
Well, that’s the good news over with… The bad news is… Millionaire homeowners in world’s tallest block of flats forced to walk 97 FLOORS to top after lift breaks down
That’s it for now, the sun is blazing, and a lawned garden with my name on it is waiting!