Sideways Elevator

ThyssenKrupp has unveiled “MULTI”, the world’s first cable-less, horizontal-vertical elevator that will be installed in an 8070-foot tall tower in Rottweil, Germany. What does this mean? The installation consists of multiple elevator cabins capable of running in a loop, thanks to magnetic levitation technology that cycles multiple cars through the structure’s shaft system. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“ThyssenKrupp said their system has no height limitations, and as it can move sideways and vertically it opens up new architectural possibilities. This is crucial because as more people move to the world�s cities, the design of high-rise buildings will make an impact on a city’s carbon emissions,” reports Inhabitat.

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