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The pneumatic vacuum elevator

Ryan Block, @ryan
Pneumatic Vacuum elevator

You know how fascinated you were as a kid with vacuum tubes, and we know just how badly you always wanted shrink down and ride in one. Well, say hello to Daytona Elevators' Pneumatic Vacuum elevators, custom-built tubes which move passengers from floor to floor by means of pressurization. Apparently the cost and space benefits of this type of elevator are enormous, but we don't really want to think what happens when you're heading up and the tube pressure suddenly drops—they claim to have locking mechanisms, but is there even enough room to sit down for fourteen hours until you're found? At least it's nice to know Futurama wasn't so far-fetched afterall.

[Via Gadgetopia]

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