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Old Posted May 13, 2016, 10:13 PM
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Exterior Elevators USA

Exterior Elevators

These are elevators in the United States of America that are on the outside of the building, not walled by glass but exposed to the elements for 90% of the trip.

CALIFORNIA
El Cortez, San Diego
Holiday Inn Burbak-Medica Center
The Huntley Hotel - Santa Monica
Hyatt Regency San Fransico
Westin Bonaventure, Los Angeles
Westin St. Francis San Francisco

FLORIDA
B Hotel, Walt Disney World
Holiday Inn St. Pete Beach
Hyatt Regency Pier 66, Fort Lauderdale

GEORGIA
Hilton Hotel, Atlanta
W Hotel, Midtown, Atlanta

HAWAII
Ilikai Hotel, Honolulu

MISSOURI
West Port Plaza, St. Louis

TENNESSEE
Space Needle, Gatlinburg

TEXAS
Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, San Antonio Airport, San Antonio
Tower of the Americas, San Antonio

WASHINGTON
Space Needle, Seattle

There was one I saw in an apartment complex in Denver many years ago but I cannot find it now.
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Old Posted May 16, 2016, 6:36 PM
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Detroit's Renaissance Center has them.
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I stayed at the Bonaventure in LA a month ago, when the temps got down to the 50s. One surprise is that the elevators can get cold and drafty in that weather.

EEs might help sustainability because they reduce building square footage, but these must have leaked air like hell. Thinking abou it, that's a lot of exterior doors leaking even when they're not opening/closing.

I haven't noticed the same thing at the Space Needle. But what are the really cold locations like?
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Detroit's Renaissance Center has them.
That's not exactly on the "exterior" though.
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One Nationwide Plaza in Columbus does but it's rarely used.


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Old Posted May 16, 2016, 9:39 PM
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That's not exactly on the "exterior" though.
correct, the renaissance center's "exterior" elevators run inside of glass enclosures that protect them from the elements. while the view from inside while riding them is still really cool, it's not what the OP was asking for.

i don't think a true exterior elevator would be practical anywhere in the upper midwest where winters (and the snow and ice they bring) would wreak havoc on any kind of true exterior elevator system.
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The Glass Tower in 'The Towering Inferno' had them...



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Old Posted May 18, 2016, 1:17 AM
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Here's a really cool website called Elevator Bob's:

I know this isn't the US, but it's the Eiffel Tower so gimme a break:


A double-decker incline:

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Phoenix Corporate Center (341') in Phoenix has one.
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Ka'anapili beach club, Hawaii
Sombrero Tower, Dillon, South Carolina
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1100 Wilshire in LA has one. Or at least a glass elevator.
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Phoenix Corporate Center (341') in Phoenix has one.
Where is it? Can you give me a address, please? I can look into it.
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Does Vancouver count? Here is the Vancouver Lookout at Harbour Centre:



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Old Posted Nov 14, 2017, 9:55 PM
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Here is the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco, seen in the background of both photos:





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Here is the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles:



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Here is the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, although my photo does not show the cab:



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Old Posted Nov 14, 2017, 10:13 PM
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Here is one not mentioned in the original post, the Sheraton Waikiki, barely visible in the exterior end 'slot':



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Here is another one not mentioned in the original post, the First Hawaiian Center in Honolulu:





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Here is another one not mentioned in the original post, the Wyndham Downtown San Diego, although my photo does not show the cab:



Photo taken by geomorph in 2014.
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