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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #33)

Sat Aug 10, 2013, 10:50 AM

36. The claim that they don't work above the 20th floor is incorrect

Go to the El Pais article, and you find:

En enero de 2012, una nueva sorpresa: no se había tenido en cuenta el hueco del ascensor, como bien se ve en los diseños promocionales donde no constan los típicos espacios dedicados en las azoteas a los motores elevadores. “El espacio estaba calculado para un bloque de 20 plantas”, narran las mismas fuentes.

Google translation:
In January 2012, a new surprise was not taken into account the elevator shaft, as is well seen in the promotional designs which consist not typical rooftop spaces dedicated to lifting engines. "The space was calculated for a 20-storey block," tell the same sources.

These are not elevators that stop working above floor 20 (how would that happen?). They are elevators whose floor area and time of travel was designed for a building of 20 floors. Although construction of the 47 floor building was under way by 2009, and they'd put in the top floor by 2011, it took them until January 2012 to realise that the number of people wanting to use the elevators in the much taller building was going to be far more, and for longer journeys, and so the elevators will be over-crowded - and they needed more powerful machinery, which will take up more space on the roof, than they had designed; the promotional designs show the original situation.

Notice that El Pais says nothing like " they don't work above the 20th floor". If they hadn't changed the elevator machinery, they might not work at all (or they'd have a severely restricted weight capacity); they did change it, but the point is that the designing and building of the tower has been extremely incompetent, for years, which doesn't inspire confidence.

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