The elevator has been a problem for almost as long as I’ve lived in this apartment block. Mostly, the problems have occurred when it rains. We’ve had general a problem with water in our block (lots of bathrooms were rebuilt), and water problems have often happened in the lift shaft, too.
And then a few years ago, the lift seemed to go “out of order” even when it WASN’T raining.
It’s not so bad for me, as I only have a few steps to climb, but I feel especially sorry for those who live up higher.
But over the last few months, there’s been a growing level of excitement, with plans to replace the ageing eleavtor. I’d hoped it would have happened while I was away in Lismore. But that was not to be.
Today, it happened. I took my first trip in the new lift, and what a joy it was.
The other lift I’m quite excited about sharing with you is the lift at Circular Quay that takes you from the ground floor to the Cahill Expressway.
Most people who walk around Circular Quay don’t bother to look up. They’re too busy looking at the views on the ground floor. But if they looked up a bit further, they would see some more spectacular views were only a lift ride away.
Lifts have interested me for a number of years. One of my “quirks” is checking on the assumed average weights in different parts of the world. I find it interesting to look at the total weight a lift can take, and divide it by the number of people who can be accommodated. It actually varies from country to country.
I’m sure it’s much more complicated than simply dividing the weight by the number of people, but interesting, nonetheless?