Closing the Last Mile Gap in Style

Urban Hub, the interactive platform for people interested in urbanization, energy conservation and mobility, recently published a feature, “Boosting Urban Mobility and Closing the Last-Mile Gap,” which featured an array of beautiful photographs of elevator, escalator and moving-walk installations in Spain that do just that. The article points out that, in transportation planning, if the “first and last miles” of the distance between one’s point of departure or destination and the nearest transportation hub are too great, people will choose private cars over public transportation. The piece shines a spotlight on the vertical, inclined and horizontal systems in Vigo, Spain, that “go beyond the basic mile, [and] are often the primary means of travel in this hilly city.” A thyssenkrupp installation in Vigo, Mechanical Ramp of Gran Via Vigo, was actually recognized by us as a 2021 Project of the Year. Check out all the Urban Hub photos, which are heavy on funiculars, here.

Outdoor moving walk in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Inclined elevator in Rio de la Pila in Santander

Shoutout to Colley Elevator Blog

If you haven’t checked out the Colley Elevator Co. Blog, I highly recommend it. The folks at the Chicagoland independent elevator company have been posting interesting content since 2014. Colley Managing Partner Craig Zomchek has been profiled in ELEVATOR WORLD and is one of our regular sources of Chicago-related elevator information. Most recently, he was asked his thoughts for our upcoming Market Trends feature on Chicago in our March issue focus on the city, but you’ll have to wait a few weeks for that! In the meantime, enjoy these pics from the blog’s latest entry, “Elevator Picture Hall of Fame 2020 – Superbowl of Elevators!”

The Tallest Are…

These are just a few of the tallest buildings in the world, as shared by website Visual Capitalist. Know where they are? Follow their link below for the full list.

At ELEVATOR WORLD, we love to follow sources that keep tabs on all kinds of great things, such as elevators, the latest products and interesting designs. And, of course, the world’s tallest buildings. We often treat you with what we find from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat; it’s an unbeatable source for information about the world’s high rises. From time to time, however, we find other sources that offer excellent looks at tall buildings, and this is no different: behold, Visual Capitalist. They recently shared listings of the world’s tallest buildings, including drawings (we offer just a snip here) that show you where they are and how they stack up. Check it out on their website!