May 13th, 2013 by Brad
Many city skylines are beautiful from any view. Just check out those sent in for EW’s 2013 Photo Contest in the category of Skylines and Tall Buildings. Add a waterfront and just the right timing, and you get a whole new amazing perspective. Just take a look at these impressive photo’s from Gizmodo and Scene 360 here and here.
The Burj Khalifa is a beautiful building and the worlds tallest at 2,722 feet. But, in a thunderstorm, it sounds like it may just fall apart. I’m not sure about you but this would pretty much convince me to find alternative sleeping arrangements. You can read the full story about the video at Gizmodo.com.
So the past few days have been full of meetings, industry networking and presentations. But, make no mistake, this year’s forum enjoyed many good times. On Tuesday (April 30), which also happened to be your reporter’s birthday, the group went to Knibbe Ranch for the evening. I had the pleasure of having the entire forum sing me “Happy Birthday” near a camp fire; it was very nice. I tell you, the elevator industry knows how to conduct serious business and indulge in good times. I don’t want to spoil anything by providing too much information before I write the story, so I have just included a picture of myself sitting on a very large Texas longhorn. They dared me to. Only kidding, it was fun, and the longhorn was very gentle. The picture is a bit blurry, my apologies.
Now, on to something more elevator related. I took a few pictures of the elevators in the hotel IAEC 2013 was held at. The elevators appear to be Schindler equipment.
I must say the ceilings in this elevator are pretty neat. I used the elevator all day and had no idea until toward the end of the night. Of course, I HAD to take a picture to share with our readers. Yesterday’s activities were enjoyable and long….today is looking to be even longer, but I am sure it will be just as fun! Stay tuned for more fun travel photos.
Hello All. I am currently attending the International Association of Elevator Consultants (IAEC) in San Antonio, and my oh my is it warm. Though I am a native Texan, I still cannot seem to get used to the heat. The event got a great start with its board meeting, and I spent some time taking pictures and talking to elevator folks over lunch. I sat next to industry veteran Patrick Carrajat and enjoyed a conversation about the history of the elevator industry, and the museum he started in New York City (stay tuned for some updates regarding that). Event registration begins soon so I need to sign off, but I wanted to share my view. More to follow during the week.
Even though this is a commercial for an insurance company it is still pretty amusing. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a “what would your elevator say” message board or contest? Our readers could chime in with their funny (and strictly anonymous, of course) quotes of what the elevator in their office or apartment building might say during their daily commutes. I will keep this one in the idea box for further discussion. In the meantime, enjoy the video.
Thought about replacing our elevator music with a live band, but space might be an issue…
Move a desk into an elevator, and when people get on, ask if they have an appointment.
“What would YOU have done if a parent let their child press all of the buttons in the elevator?” – A lawyer defending me one day.
I took the stairs instead of the escalator , should I deserve a #1 from Burger King
Seeing reunions at the airport is just so cute. Except when they’re screaming and yelling and blocking the escalator.