Category: Urbanization

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 7, Impact on the future city

9 April, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, buildings, Cities, Development, elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Concluded from yesterday's  Part 6 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.] By:David A. Smith People recognize me, but they don’t know where from. Today I was in the elevator and somebody asked me if I worked for his company. – Michael Ian Black After six previous parts, we’ve reached […]

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 6, Impact on mores

8 April, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, buildings, Cities, Development, elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

  [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and  Part 4.]   By:David A. Smith   When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice. – Stephen Wright   As the preceding five (count […]

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 5, Impact on cities, infrastructure, and systemic vulnerability

7 April, 2014 (11:15) | Apartments, buildings, Cities, Development, elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1,  Part 2, and Part 3.]   By:David A. Smith   The inventory goes down the elevator every night. –Fairfax Cone     Sources for this post   Boston Globe (March 2, 2014), essay by Leon Neyfakh New York Post (February 8, 2014; blue font) A new […]

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 4, Impact on housing

4 April, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, buildings, Cities, Development, elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.]   By:David A. Smith   If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.  – Sam Levenson   Though the changes in building structures and land development wrought by the elevator’s invention (covered in yesterday’s Part 3 of this multi-story edifice […]

Elevators, the vertical utility: Part 3, Impact on building structures and land development

3 April, 2014 (09:00) | Apartments, buildings, Cities, Development, elevators, Employment, Housing, Infrastructure, Land use, mores, Transportation, Urbanization, Zoning | No comments

[Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey   In the two parts on the impact of elevators, we saw that elevators, though only a short journey in both time […]