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Multi-national multi-storey

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

Bored with your reflection or staring at the floor number display, nonchalantly? Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Lifteye is a virtual elevator window system, streaming real-time, photo-realistic panoramic views from exterior cameras to high-definition widescreen displays inside the elevator that instantly turns your internal lift into a scenic one. Right, here’s where it gets complex; they can also project the rides up any other partner tower onto the screen. So that means you can get a view from a tower in Taipei while in London, a New York skyline in Berlin and watch Tokyo in Oslo. Quite what this brings to the elevator experience is beyond me for now, but the confusion should at least take any vertigo-sufferers minds’ off the height…


 

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