Just looking at it, this picture may seem to have nothing to do with elevators … but it does, in a most interesting way. Your author was among approximately a dozen journalists who visited Finland recently to tour KONE’s recently revamped (and very impressive) underground test “tower,” which is deeper than London’s The Shard is tall. Underground, there is far more than just the lab: There is a restaurant (where movies have been filmed), and a labyrinth-like series of interconnected cave areas, sort of like a surreal hedge maze made of rock. It would have been easy for us to get lost without the guidance of our hosts from KONE, who are familiar with every nook and cranny of the operation, including this interesting feature — a bottle-storage rack perfect for wine storage since the temperature stays at a steady 40 or so degrees Fahrenheit. Here, your author and architect David Malott, chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, check out KONE’s underground wine selection. I’ve also included a shot of all of us posing for a group shot.