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14 MAY 2013

The University of Sheffield Arts Tower paternoster lift

"The Arts Tower's paternoster lift has 38 carriages which could make it the largest of the few surviving paternosters in the UK, and possibly the largest in the world.

A paternoster is a lift made up of a chain of open carriages, each for two people, that move in a loop up and down the building without stopping. The cars travel slowly enough so that passengers can step on or off at any floor they like.
Paternoster lift in action

When you get to the very top or the very bottom of the building, the cars move horizontally across before continuing vertically upwards or downwards and at this point, everything goes dark while you travel behind the wall (rather than in the open air as happens during the rest of the journey).

You can also get around the Arts Tower by normal elevator, and stairs of course – but there are 20 storeys to the building so it's a fit and brave person who decides to walk to the top by staircase!"

(BBC South Yorkshire, 19/09/2008)

Fig.1 James Benedict Brown "University of Sheffield Arts Tower Paternoster", Uploaded on 22 Dec 2007.
Fig.2 Richard France (16 April 2012) [http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardfrance/7103541017/].

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1965 • BDR • Bureau of Design Research • cyclic elevator • elevator • floor layout • Flora Samuel • GMW Architects • Gollins Melvin Ward • HLM Architects • landmarklift • passenger elevator • paternoster • paternoster lift • refurbishment • School of Architecture • SheffieldtowerUKUniversity of Sheffield

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Simon Perkins
19 FEBRUARY 2011

Maysles Brothers: Salesman (1968)

"A landmark American documentary, Salesman captures in vivid detail the bygone era of the door–to–door salesman. While laboring to sell a gold–embossed version of the Good Book, Paul Brennan and his colleagues target the beleaguered masses–then face the demands of quotas and the frustrations of life on the road. Following Brennan on his daily rounds, the Maysles discover a real–life Willy Loman, walking the line from hype to despair."

(mubi.com)

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1968Albert Maysles • all-American • American dreamAmerican lifeBiblebygone era • Charles McDevitt • Charlotte Zwerinconstructed realityDavid Maysles • Death of a Salesman • desperationdirect cinemadocumentary filmdocumentary truth • door-to-door salesman • emotive manipulationethicseverydayfilm • Good Book • hype • James Baker • landmarkMaysles Brothers • Paul Brennan • profilmic • Raymond Martos • realreal-lifesales and profitSalesman (1968) • salesmen • salespeoplesocial realismsocial realitytruth • Willy Loman

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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