For faster shopping: a Revolator (Jun, 1973)
For faster shopping: a Revolator
Cabs in this people-mover will whisk up and down on a continuous belt—something like a Ferris wheel. The Revolator is planned for a multilevel shopping center that’s being built in Morristown, N.J. Each cab will hold 150 shoppers, so a six-unit system could transport 40,000 an hour—far more than elevators or escalators. Cabs will move in unison every 60 seconds, stopping at each floor. The glass-enclosed system gives shoppers a view of all stores as they pass each floor. “Visibility and store frontage are of prime consideration in vertical centers,” says architect Lathrop Douglas whose firm conceived the Revolator.