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

Discussion in 'The GatorTail Pub' started by TroyGator, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. TroyGator
    Offline

    TroyGator New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,338
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    LA=lower Alabama
    Ratings Received:
    +12
  2. icequeen
    Offline

    icequeen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    4,324
    Likes Received:
    1,941
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Ratings Received:
    +2,903
    WTH?? Wow....extreme fitness fans apply only! Betting that's not ADA compliant :laugh:
  3. exiledgator
    Offline

    exiledgator Gruntled Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    9,164
    Likes Received:
    656
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings Received:
    +1,912
    I hope there's AC in the stairwells.
  4. exiledgator
    Offline

    exiledgator Gruntled Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    9,164
    Likes Received:
    656
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Maine
    Ratings Received:
    +1,912
    Maybe they can just put one of these in. Call it good.

    [​IMG]
    • Like Like x 2
  5. Spurffelbow833
    Offline

    Spurffelbow833 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2009
    Messages:
    8,847
    Likes Received:
    294
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Ratings Received:
    +1,184
    Bloomberg is all over this one. He'll probably have elevators taken out of buildings.
    • Like Like x 1
  6. demosthenes
    Offline

    demosthenes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    6,732
    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Ratings Received:
    +524
    It appears they could modify the building to add two banks of elevators, one on each side of the building. Quite a gaff though.
  7. StrangeGator
    Offline

    StrangeGator Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    27,263
    Likes Received:
    306
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Chicago
    Ratings Received:
    +782
    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.
    • Like Like x 1
  8. demosthenes
    Offline

    demosthenes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    6,732
    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Ratings Received:
    +524
  9. icequeen
    Offline

    icequeen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    4,324
    Likes Received:
    1,941
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Ratings Received:
    +2,903
    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:
  10. G8RKyle
    Offline

    G8RKyle Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    3,543
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Ratings Received:
    +24
    No buildings in Spain of any size violate the AMERICANS with Disabilities Act.
    • Like Like x 1
  11. dadx4
    Offline

    dadx4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    28,390
    Likes Received:
    398
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    Greenville SC
    Ratings Received:
    +793
    • Like Like x 1
  12. G8trGr8t
    Offline

    G8trGr8t Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    13,705
    Likes Received:
    934
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +1,760
    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?
  13. G8trGr8t
    Offline

    G8trGr8t Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    13,705
    Likes Received:
    934
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +1,760
    [​IMG]

    classic, taking the escalator up to the fitness club....
    • Like Like x 2
  14. scrappygator
    Offline

    scrappygator Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2009
    Messages:
    630
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Ratings Received:
    +77
    Elevators don't kill people. Elevator shafts do.
    • Like Like x 2
  15. G8trGr8t
    Offline

    G8trGr8t Premium Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2008
    Messages:
    13,705
    Likes Received:
    934
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    SW Florida
    Ratings Received:
    +1,760
    that does it, no more elevator shafts without background checks.
  16. icequeen
    Offline

    icequeen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    4,324
    Likes Received:
    1,941
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Buffalo, NY
    Ratings Received:
    +2,903
    :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:
  17. demosthenes
    Offline

    demosthenes Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    6,732
    Likes Received:
    110
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    Ratings Received:
    +524
    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:
  18. Swamper
    Offline

    Swamper New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    15,812
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings Received:
    +6
    stairs are more dangerous after consuming alcohol.
  19. grayg8rstevo
    Offline

    grayg8rstevo Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    14,775
    Likes Received:
    1,197
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Citrus springs
    Ratings Received:
    +3,317
    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?
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Gatorrick22
    Offline

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    32,555
    Likes Received:
    2,455
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +4,274
    :laugh::laugh:

    Or they can add elevators to the sides of the building.
    • Like Like x 1

Share This Page