Skip to comments.Billion Dollar Hotel will Include Smart Elevators
Posted on 04/06/2013 8:13:32 AM PDT by BenLurkin
Developers recently unveiled plans for the new Wilshire Grand Hotel and office tower, set to be built in downtown Los Angeles. The new building is set to have a futuristic look inside and out, standing tall at 1,100 feet. The new Wilshire Grand is set to be a four star plus hotel and will have many luxurious attractions.
The project is estimated to cost around one billion dollars and is set to open in 2017. One of the towers most interesting features will be its high tech elevator system. The office area will use an elevator system that has no buttons inside the cab. The elevator will know where you are going and know your typical daily schedule. Using an ID card system, the elevator will know exactly where you will be, when you will be there, and where you want to go. If you normally arrive at 8:15 AM, the elevator will be on the first floor waiting for you. What if you want to go another floor? Not an option with this elevator system, because the designers want you to register everything on your card, so the elevators can run more efficiently. The hotel guests can take advantage of the super-fast elevators that will bring them to any floor, even the sky lobby on the 70th floor, in no time at all.
Someday they’ll need a Columbo to solve “Murder on the 25th Floor”
But with they have Sabbath elevators?
California.....they’re even going to have nazi elevators.
“You vill go to da 70th floor! Der is no going places you don’t need to go to! Ve know vere you need to go!”
One problem - nobody wants to stay in downtown LA!
God love Columbo. We so need some intelligent people to fight this Leviathan and put a big wrench in this Neo-Marxist movement. The billions these creepy perverted elites have is very daunting-—most people can be bought off or easily bribed and they have total control of all three branches of our government now.
And THAT my friends is where our command-economy government is headed. This is no different than life in the Soviet Union, ask someone who lived there. The only difference is that instead of a stern faced bureaucrat telling you it's not allowed, a computer will simply ignore your request. In a safe and efficient society where our betters know what is best for us, there will be no need for an unscheduled mid-morning walk when you just want some fresh air and a few minutes to get away from the office.
Pretty efficient system, but with some drawbacks.
Occasionally I quip...."I feel like Columbo"...."One more thing".
Especially considering the constrained intelligence of the folks who will program them.
Gee, what could possible go wrong? Eerily similar to lots of computer software — it works exactly as the designers wanted it to work. But, designers are not users, and no one could get anything done with the software.
Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
“The Clairvoyant Elevator”
"The buildings height of 1,100 feet will make it the tallest building west of the Mississippi River, taking over the top spot of its neighbor the U.S. Bank building."
I’m getting sooooO tired of the elitist use of ‘smart’ in selling products.
No bigus dealus.
Do they have stairs in case you lose your card?
Re: photo. Kier Dullea. Boy was he hot. I was in LOVE with him!
I’ve used those elevators in the past in Chicago and in Europe. They are terrible. Very confusing to people who have never seen one before. Usually they require human operators on the ground floor telling people how to use the elevator.
This one is a bit more complete...
I can see it now: “ Good morning, Dave. I see you intend to go to the 23rd floor. You don’t want to do that, Dave. I’m taking you to the 12th floor instead. And don’t try the stairwells, the electronic locks will not let you through.”
Sounds like Obama's navigators for his "affordable" "health" "care"
I didn’t think pushing a button to indicate which floor you’d like to go to was a chore. Maybe LA is different.
That would be a cool building to be in during a 7.0.
A lot of people are anxious about spreading disease.
I wouldn’t be at all surprised if it were built and engineered to withstand a 7.0.
It sounds like a freaking nightmare that will be replaced by buttons, at great expense, within three years.
Most all those building there now were built to bend, sway and wave like flags during seismic events. It’s also why they are expensive to construct.
That was the old design when it was to be two buildings. This is the current rendering, and it'll just be the one hotel tower now.
I’ve always imagined the top floor of these skyscrapers would be known as “the vomit floor” after anything larger than 6.5. The do give a lot and it can’t feel pleasant way up there, like a vertical version of crack-the-whip.
Maybe, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it by being in it.
As a native So Cal former resident, I’ve rode out my share of earthquakes including the 71 and 94 quakes. I lost my home in the 94 one.
I agree 100% unless there is a special bank of elevators just for card use.
I suspect that is actually what they mean though.
Elevators have been smart for year, and fuzzy logic traffic flow patterns.
But when I want to get off at a different floor because I got to go to the bathroom, I dont need a silicon chip to decide I dont have to go that bad.
People will put up with this crap for ONE WEEK and then it will be time to (expensively) retrofit. I do hope they have ENOUGH BRAINS to scar-in the wiring to support doing it the right way.
(by the way, where else but FR could we be linked to Elevator Design News - thank you)
Just a guess.
If the traffic flow of the elevators can be made more efficient, they may have fewer shafts?
Elevators and mechanical services use floor space ($$$). The higher the building the higher the percentage.
One shaft ~10’ x 10’ times 100 floors times $$$ square foot/month adds up to real money. Plus the car and maintenance are not free.
Is it jihad proof?
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It’s a security measure. It keeps you from going to a floor other than where you’re authorized. If you have an appointment at one of the offices, there should be a way to get you there.
Smart for security.
ONLY a liberal democrat could think up such a hair brained scheme..
No way this can or even could or should work..
SOunds like “HAL” of 2001 reduced to “HERMAN” as in PeeWee Herman..
Sounds like one. You get on, do nothing, and get off where it knows you wanted to go. No effort on your part.
Legitimately “smart” elevators have had the technology — weight sensors — for at least twenty years to beat that.
This stinks of Big Brother tracking to me. How about the simplest out of the ordinary elevator uses? It looks like the elevator is too “smart” to allow these:
“Oops, I forgot something up in the room.”
“I’ll bring my files down to your room tomorrow and we’ll go over the stuff before the meeting.”
Yes. This is easily the biggest reason for “smart” elevators, to be able to have fewer of them.
Smart elevators for dumb people.
The World Trace Center, started in 1967, was designed to withstand a direct hit from a fully fueled 707, and it probably would have. Airplanes and fuel loads got bigger.
I suppose it depends on your definition of jihad. With enough explosives, any building, even the Great Pyramids can be toppled.