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47-story skyscraper would be more
user-friendly if it had an elevator

MSN Now, by Staff

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Posted By:toledo, 8/9/2013 6:26:41 PM

Let´s get right to the point. If you´re building a 47-story building, you’re going to need an elevator. Unfortunately, that was a point overlooked by the architectural brain trust who designed the Intempo skyscraper in Benidorm, Spain. The condo building was initially meant to be 20-stories. When developers decided to move skyward, they reportedly neglected to reconfigure their plans to accommodate the necessary elevators. The Intempo was intended to symbolize hope and prosperity, showing that Benidorm was recovering from financial issues. What happens with the building remains to be seen,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bkt23, 8/9/2013 6:37:43 PM     (No. 9466480)

Elevators are for wimps. So are stairs. Make ´em climb ropes!

(Is everyone stupid these days? No elevator? Really?)


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/9/2013 6:38:55 PM     (No. 9466482)

Many of the coolest elevators are built on the outside of the building.

Should I send these idiots a bill ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hugh Akston, 8/9/2013 6:42:38 PM     (No. 9466487)

Must be the same firm that designed the latest sub for the Spanish Navy - it does not surface.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 8/9/2013 6:42:44 PM     (No. 9466488)

The wheelchair ramp must be at least mile long.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: yourblueroom, 8/9/2013 6:54:45 PM     (No. 9466503)

#4 is post of the day!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: schnapps, 8/9/2013 7:07:41 PM     (No. 9466514)

On the other hand, residents aren´t going to get too many visits from Jehovah´s Witnesses.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: lil dotty, 8/9/2013 7:51:10 PM     (No. 9466582)

Designed by the only Affirmative Action architect.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: joew9, 8/9/2013 8:14:06 PM     (No. 9466618)

So let me get this straight. They initially were going to build a 20 story building without an elevator?!?!?!
And they only thought about an elevator when it got modified to 47 stories.

It´s kinda like all the brain power left the country at some time in history. Oh that´s right. They did, during the Glorious Revolution. Socialism is wonderful ain´t it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Bazi, 8/9/2013 8:17:06 PM     (No. 9466626)

Bloomberg´s dream building.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Safari Man, 8/9/2013 8:30:39 PM     (No. 9466641)

Designer 1: Hey Designer 2, which side of the building did your put the stairwells?

Designer 2: Uh, I thought you were designing the stairwells.

Designer 1: Well, at least you added an elevator.

Designer 2: You mean YOU added an elevator, right??

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 8/9/2013 8:42:36 PM     (No. 9466652)

The bellhop in the BBC TV Series "Faulty Towers" was from Spain.

An ironic bit of trivia for your weekend.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 8/9/2013 8:47:43 PM     (No. 9466658)

#7 knows nothing of the tenacity of Jehovah´s Witnesses.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 8/9/2013 9:59:46 PM     (No. 9466722)

Let me get this straight. Not a single architect, construction worker, building inspector or laborer noticed? They got construction permits throughout the process? No elevator companies checked to see who was providing service for the building? Breathtakingly stupid. This is Socialism gone wild.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 8/10/2013 2:26:13 AM     (No. 9466888)

You would have thought the construction workers would have complained.

They could always build another 47 story building right beside it with an elevator.
The residents won´t mind climbing through the windows-much.

You can´t fix stupid.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: justabthadit, 8/10/2013 3:30:58 AM     (No. 9466910)

Well, I´ve never been on any project where construction was allowed to proceed until the OWNERS reviewed and approved the design.

It´s not up to the architects, it´s up to the owners to know that the architects have given them what they want.

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