Elevators:  A Case of Open & Shut

Elevators: A Case of Open & Shut


Elevators are a big part of life for city dwellers as many live and work in high rise buildings.  As such a denizen I’ve notice how often a door needs to be held open, and well-meaning passengers can’t figure out how to do it!

The elderly woman gets caught as the doors close. Commuters miss their trains. The guy from down the hall has to wait a few more minutes with his arms full of groceries.

So one day after my 10th elevator ride, I began exploring this question.

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