The ‘Longevity Lift’ – A Pleonasm?

G Buechner and M J Savage

Monday 1st November 1993

Lifts, as design elements of architecture bear some responsibility for the ultimate general appearance of our environment. Our towns and cities continue to grow. Business quarters and domestic estates are impossible to envisage without lift systems. Lifts extend the useful life of buildings through their won operational life to over 50 years. They enable the elderly and disabled to remain resident in their own neighbourhoods and make life easier for the young. Lifts perform their tasks at an above average level of consideration for resources and environment. Their design should be based on these maxims and fulfil many long term requirements.

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