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  • Raphael Sperry

    It's great to see it going up but also slowing to a stop coming down. Reminds me that Elisha Otis's great invention in elevator design was not a lifting machine but brakes -- safety brakes that really worked.

  • reveca torres

    this is awesome! I use a wheelchair and when my dad built a treehouse for my little brother as a kid...he was so insisting that my dad build an elevator with a pulley so that I could get up there. Super cute, I was already grown but HELL yeah I would totally hang out in his tree house anyway if they made an elevator!

    • Patrick McDonnell

      You're enthusiasm made me smile. Big Hugs Reveca!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    What fascinating engineering. Really cool. It's like a pulley!

    • Angelica Xavier

      I think it is a pulley, sweets! ;-) I love it!

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Ya- I want one in my backyard (that I don't have). Haha!

        • Angelica Xavier

          I want one installed in our loft building in Venice... with a big bike basket on the handlebars for groceries... and peoples little dogs.

    • Patrick McDonnell

      Yup it's pretty clever. Gives whole new meaning to the phrase race to the top.*wink

      • Ben Goldhirsh

        from afar it would also appear to be someone just biking up to the heavens.