Because it is driven by electric motors, escalator is designed to transport people from the bottom up or vice versa. For short distances escalator used around the world to transport pedestrians where the elevator is not practical. Its use especially in the area shopping centers, airports, transit systems, convention centers, hotels and other public facilities.
The advantage of the escalator pretty much like having the capacity to move a number of people in large numbers and there is no waiting time interval, especially at rush hour and direct people to certain places such as the exit, a special meeting etc.
The Oldest Escalators
The Longest Escalator
Park Pobedy station in the Gaza-Pokrovskaya Arbatsko opened in 2003 and an escalator to the length 126.8 m (413 ft), or about 740 steps. From beginning to end, the journey at Park Pobedy escalator can take nearly three minutes.
The Shortest Escalator
Because there are super long escalator which, now that its opposite. Escalator in shopping center Okadaya customs in Kawasaki, Japan, for example, only 32.8 inches long, vertical (83 cm). Approximately 3 steps when walking.
The Highest Escalators
Umeda Sky Building in Osaka, Japan, the seventh tallest building in the city. With a height of buildings 568 ft (173 m), completed in 1993 and consists of two towers 40 stories with a series of escalators provide access to both towers.
The Narrowest Escalators
Escalators about 16 inches (40 cm) wide are often installed by department stores and at transit (usually train) station. Escalators made more narrow, given the soaring obesity in the U.S.
Curved escalators are new developments in infrastructure architecture that may already be too sophisticated. While engineering the visual and aesthetic, behind the escalator walk a bit warped from the factory. That does not stop at hotels, malls and other buildings that have been installed escalators. This is a twin escalators in the Canadian River Rock Casino Resort.
Spiral escalator is essentially an extension of the curved escalator techniques – long enough to continue the curve of a spiral escalator on his own. Spiral escalators have been installed Wheelock Place in Singapore, Saudi Arabia Jeddah, at the Landmark Tower in Japan, the Times Square shopping mall in Hong Kong, Lotte World in South Korea, Venetian Hotel and Casino in Macau, Wynn Las Vegas and The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, Nevada (below), and San Francisco Centre in San Francisco, California.
This is the escalator that most have never heard of his existence, zigzag-shaped escalator. Type of flat diagonal escalator with short intervals, presumably to reduce any feelings of vertigo that can be felt by the rider. Another explanation centers on whether the escalator was built through the existing staircase which rises at an angle that is not compatible with the proper functioning of an escalator. Escalators are located in the Fuji TV Building Tokyo.
Outdoor escalator is a challenge for engineers, they should think about including what to do in case of bad weather. Escalator system includes the combined length of 2626.66 feet or 800 meters. Interestingly, the escalator runs only in one direction at a time, depending on prevailing traffic during rush hour morning and afternoon.
Bicycles escalator found in several major cities in Japan has a slot wide enough for bicycle users. Riders go down and walk up the stairs, holding a bicycle hand brake, while the escalator moves smoothly along the bike path next to the stairs.
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