In the summer of 2011, the Twitter account @CondeElevator had a brief and wonderful run. Only 36 tweets went out to over 75,000 followers, ostensibly reporting from inside the hallowed hollows of Condé Nast's elevator shaft. @CondeElevator gave readers a sense of the out-of-touch attitudes at some of the most... More »
yWe’ve been hearing reports back from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, from reporters saying their hotel rooms have been, well, less than finished or those that came with beers already under the bed. But it seems athletes aren’t immune from the shoddy shenanigans: over the weekend two different bobsledders had a bit of a close call with malfunctioning … [More]
The close calls keep coming: first an athlete had to bust through a stuck door to get out of a bathroom, now there's been a run-in with a ghost elevator. Sochi 2014!
It seems bobsledders in the Olympic Village have a knack for creating headlines even though their events haven’t officially started in Sochi. Team USA bobsledder Johnny Quinn became an Internet sensation after he broke down a door that became jammed in the Olympic Village. Now,...
British bobsledder Rebekah Wilson was greeted with an empty elevator shaft when she attempted to leave her room in the Olympic Village on Saturday morning. She later said she hit the down button, the doors opened, and there was nothing there. Show More Summary
Via Citi FX Technicals, Up the escalator, down the elevator shaft The volatility in Local Markets which began in 2013 may just be beginning as much of the excess liquidity that went in search for yield may reverse course. During theShow More Summary
Like so many secret spaces of New York City, this one-room exhibit space (hidden inside an abandoned elevator) is not exactly on the beaten path. This pop-up...
A limestone sarcophagus discovered earlier this year underneath Lincoln Castle during an archaeological survey before construction of an elevator shaft has been opened. It was a lengthy, delicate process. When the stone coffin was first unearthed, only the side was visible. The trench was deep and the sarcophagus very heavy; it took months to dig [...]
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After traveling in an elevator with a group of straight men, this gay editor was allowed to exit first. He's still trying to decide if he was handed a silent compliment or just given the shaft. read more
``The bizarre nature of the practices put in place in the construction of InTempo doesn't stop at bad banks and missing elevator shafts. The initial backer of the project, Caixa Galicia, stopped paying workers for four months aroundShow More Summary
Topic: Spanish skyscraper project Number of floors: 47 Number of elevator shafts: 0 Details: Here. Best comment: "I wonder if they included stairs." [HT: Althouse]
"... the town of Benidorm in Alicante, Spain, had almost completed its 47-story skyscraper when it realized it excluded plans for elevator shafts." And I thought the blunder was that the building looks like a giant pair of pants. No elevators, eh?
It's been over a year since we visited the opening of Museum, the diminutive institution housed in a Cortlandt Alley elevator shaft in Lower Manhattan, so I recently stopped by to see their summer exhibition. The show is more like an...Show More Summary
El Reg shows where you can go and get truly shafted Geek's Guide to Britain The Tower rises above the flat plain of the Nene valley near Northampton - for centuries home of Britain’s shoe industry, but these days better known as the...Show More Summary
In an abandoned elevator shaft in Tribeca, a tiny museum showcases strange curiosities. From pocket watches to bulletproof backbacks, some items have a story, which you can get from the provided pamphlet or by calling an 800 number. The museum is free from 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday through July 1. Show More Summary
When was the last time a museum made you laugh and cry without having to take a single step in any direction? Though its entire collection?which includes crudely counterfeited cash, rocks from Mars, tip jars, and one of the shoes thrown at George W. Show More Summary
A one-alarm fire broke out this morning inside an elevator shaft at San Francisco General Hospital, leaving seven construction workers and one firefighter with minor injuries and smoke inhalation. [ more › ]
photo by Naho Kubota Museum is a tiny museum of oddities that is tucked in the side of a building in a Manhattan alleyway. The one-room museum is housed in the bottom of a converted freight elevator shaft that opens to the street. The space has been retrofitted with lighting, shelves, and glass doors that [...]
Tragedy struck in Santa Clara when a construction worker at the site of the 49ers new stadium was killed while working in an elevator shaft.