December 8, 1999 |
United Technologies Corp.'s Otis Elevator Co. said it will form a joint venture to put video screens in elevators to deliver news, weather and perhaps advertising to passengers. Otis said it will finalize the deal soon but that it is too early to predict revenue from the venture. UT's partners in the venture, called E-Display, are IBM Corp., which will provide technical assistance and perhaps hardware and software, and Next Generation Network Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 1995 |
The doors close. You are in a small elevator with a handful of strangers and you start to feel awkward because somebody is standing too close to you and the silence gets heavier with each passing floor. What do you do? Talk. At least that's the advice of Frederick Rainey, who has worked as an elevator operator for more than six years. "The important thing is to relax and enjoy the ride," Rainey said.
August 1, 1996 |
A freight elevator overloaded with construction workers and their tools plunged eight floors Wednesday at the swank Knickerbocker Hotel, injuring at least 16 people, authorities said. The elevator probably was carrying more than 1,000 pounds above its rated capacity of 2,500, a hotel manager said.
December 5, 1997 |
A coyote being chased by crows scampered through downtown Seattle and ducked through an open automatic door into a busy federal building to escape. It ran into an open elevator and the door closed, trapping the panicked animal. Animal-control officers removed the animal unharmed after 2 1/2 hours.
May 26, 2001 |
Two elevators will be built inside Rome's Colosseum to allow visitors to easily reach the ancient arena's second tier when it reopens to the public next month, Italian Culture Ministry officials said. The elevators will be in place by June 21, when an exhibit on gladiatorial combat and life during the Roman Empire will open. The elevators are meant to allow the elderly and disabled to reach the second tier more easily.
September 25, 1995 |
The three of us walked into the elevator together, down in the bowels of the subway station. He and she appeared to be acquaintances, meeting there by coincidence. I was a stranger to both. He was short and bespectacled. She was tall, with big hair. I was medium. The elevator was a shower stall. We did the obligatory about-face and began our long ascent to street level in silence. So far, so good. "So," she said. Oh no. "So how are you and what's-her-name getting along?" "Fine.