47-story skyscraper would be more user-friendly if it had an elevator

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    WTH?? Wow....extreme fitness fans apply only! Betting that's not ADA compliant :laugh:
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    I hope there's AC in the stairwells.
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    Maybe they can just put one of these in. Call it good.

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    Bloomberg is all over this one. He'll probably have elevators taken out of buildings.
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    It appears they could modify the building to add two banks of elevators, one on each side of the building. Quite a gaff though.
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    Stairs are good for your health. Elevators are dangerous. Guy I knew when I lived in St. Louis died last weekend falling down an elevator shaft.
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    Stairs can be "good for your health". However, you can't have a 47-story building without an elevator - if nothing else it violates the ADA. Also, what about receiving furniture, cargo, etc? Can you imagine having to deliver office furniture or something to a 47-story building without an elevator?

    And considering I've fallen down plenty of stairs, I can say that there are health risks to stairs :laugh:
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    No buildings in Spain of any size violate the AMERICANS with Disabilities Act.
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    gaff...you think??? how many very highly paid people looked at the building layout, architectural plans, structural plans, electrical plans, mechanical plans , permit sets, etc and nobody said boo about no elevators. total systemic failure.

    wonder what somebody would say about the strength of beam calculation that is f'd up if they can't catch no elevator?
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    [​IMG]

    classic, taking the escalator up to the fitness club....
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    Elevators don't kill people. Elevator shafts do.
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    that does it, no more elevator shafts without background checks.
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    :laugh: well done....

    I was referring to someone who would think it's a good idea here in order to get Americans to exercise more - something Bloomberg would do. I should've been clearer

    Rep for calling me out on it though :grin:
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    Well, it could be more common than you might expect. Years ago, before I worked for my company, we were hired to build a four story building that was later changed to the 20 story range. Problem was that no elevator was designed in the four story plans and no one thought to add it when they changed plans (even though there was substantial redesign work needed). We're a major construction company, not architects and design engineers, so our guys didn't say anything for a while. There were lots of "oh sh!ts" by the design firm once it was noticed though. :laugh:
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    stairs are more dangerous after consuming alcohol.
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    It is not their fault( familiar phrase these days)...
    The plans were in Spanish. You cannot expect illegal workers from Poland to get all the fine points when they don't speak the lingo.
    See?
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    :laugh::laugh:

    Or they can add elevators to the sides of the building.
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