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Join us on Sunday for the last Historic Lift Visits BANADFestival
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🗓 31/03: Guided tours of two historic lifts on avenue Paul Deschanel in Schaerbeek, Brussels. 🇧🇪. - The elevator in the photograph benefits from upgraded security features using a combination of sensors, automatic locks and stop mechanisms to create the equivalent of virtual cabin and landing doors and securitising the open shaft this preserving the original aesthetics features for today and tomorrow. -
Did you know that the passenger lift was one of the major technical innovations of the end of the nineteenth century, and it contributed to the development of the boom in apartment buildings in Brussels from the 1920s onwards?
A lift was an indispensable feature of this new style of living that was modern and luxurious. Great care was taken in their design and installation, but these heritage machines, somewhere between the building and its furniture, remain unrecognised and under threat. -
Preserving historic lifts is a crucial part of maintaining not only technical expertise, but also architectural and technical history. -
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