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'Spiral' escalator could give crowds a lift

 “A monorail-inspired design could help create the world’s first continuous spiral escalator. An Israeli designer has developed the idea as a way of transporting larger numbers of people than a lift in a vertical space too narrow for a traditional escalator. This could reduce the floor space needed in buildings for personal transporters and cut the cost of putting escalators into underground railway stations.” Read more and see the designs at http://www.theengineer.co.uk/1006662.article?cmpid=TE01&cmptype=newsletter&cmpdate=241210&email=true#Scene_1
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