Support

Crystal City Elevators Chronicled on YouTube

We may have discovered an entirely new genre of video on YouTube.

Crystal City’s elevators and escalators have been extensively chronicled on the video sharing site. There are at least two dozen such videos on the site, posted by at least three dedicated elevator enthusiasts. The videos feature commentary and often a critical review of the elevator’s aesthetics and function.

“Look how big that indicator is!” the young man in the video below gushes. “That indicator is quite a sight.”

“They’re very fast for hydraulic, yet it’s very hot in here,” he added, mixing praise with criticism.



Most of the videos feature elevators, but there are also a few escalator videos.

See a few more examples of the genre after the jump.






Recent Stories

A 3 BD/2.5 BA home located at 707 N. Ivy Street is Today’s Listing of the Day.

Maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that there are similarities between being a judge in a courtroom and an actor on stage. “It’s all really about trying to understand…

With my final Modern Mobility column I’d like to look back at the last few years and look ahead to the next few.

This year saw major changes to how Arlington County and Arlington Public Schools run community swim classes, to the surprise of some locals. In July, Arlington Public Schools launched the…

×

Subscribe to our mailing list