Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CTBUH Conference Video:
Articulated Funiculator and the Tubed Mega Frame
Fritz King & Dag Wingstrand, Tyrens

September 21, 2012
Shanghai, China

As building heights increase, so do the number of elevators, elevator shafts, associated energy usage and the elevator wait and travel times. The loss of rentable/sellable floor space and escalating energy costs challenges the viability of high-rise buildings. This presentation discusses a new and innovative solution to vertical transportation, the Articulated Funiculator, a continuous and connected system of “trains” that moves people in masse as a type of “Sky Subway.”

Run Time: 23:35

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